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Helpful HIPAA Resources

Model Notice of Privacy Practices

A model Notice of Privacy Practices developed by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/modelnotices.html

Key Elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule 

An overview of certain elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including what information is protected and how protected health information can be used and disclosed.
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html 

Guidance on Significant Aspects of the Privacy Rule

Guidance on various Privacy Rule provisions, including marketing and school immunizations.
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/privacyguidance.html

Security Rule Guidance Material

Links to helpful guidance on key elements of the HIPAA Security Rule, including guidance on risk assessments.
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/securityruleguidance.html

Safeguarding Data on Digital Copiers

Tips from the Federal Trade Commission on how to safeguard data stored on the hard drives of digital copiers.
http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus43-copier-data-security