HIPPA Privacy, Part 2




Length of Program:           Each part is 120 minutes.


Course Description:

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued the final regulations to implement the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which addresses the issue of medical record confidentiality and privacy. The privacy regulations will have a significant impact on the way healthcare providers provide medical information. Part 2 will discuss patient rights, and medical records.  This program will also look at the weaker state laws.


Content for the program will include the following:

Privacy vs. security rules

What entities are covered?

Administrative requirements

General rules for the privacy standards

Business Associates

Patient rights

Minor’s rights


Rules for use and disclosure

Psychotherapy exception

Rules for use and disclosure

Public Health Uses

Coroners/Post-Mortem exams

Health oversight

Quality of Care Issues

Law Enforcement disclosures

Attorney requests for medical records

Court and police requests for medical records


Identification of Criminal

Patient Deaths


Serious Threat or Safety

Minimum Necessary Information



Authorization and consent forms

Entities the regulations cover

Information the regulation covers               

Permitted uses without individual authorization

Information practices

Individual rights (patient rights)

Administrative requirements



HCFA Patient Rights standards and HIPAA

Tips to comply with HIPAA



Target Audience: 

The new federal standard will affect virtually every healthcare provider including CEO’s, COO’s, compliance officers, risk managers, chief nursing executives, nurse managers, consumer advocates, information security officers, legal counsel, physicians, health information management personnel, privacy officer, ethicists, information technology personnel, and others with medical record responsibilities.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain two patient rights under HIPAA.

  2. Describe what is meant by abstracting from the medical records the minimum necessary information.

  3. Recall that weaker state laws are preempted or over-ridden by a federal regulation.


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