Where can I find information about HIPAA, health information privacy or security rules?

Guidance Materials for Consumers

The following materials are found on the Office for Civil Rights website and are available to assist patients and families in understanding HIPAA privacy rights and procedures.

Your Health Information Privacy Rights (PDF - 2 pages)

Privacy and Your Health Information (PDF - 2 pages)

Your Medical Records

Employers and Health Information in the Workplace

Personal Representatives

Family Members and Friends

Court Orders and Subpoenas

Notice of Privacy Practices

Frequently asked questions about the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules can be found on the HIPAA Frequently Asked Questions site. For additional information about health information privacy, please visit the Office for Civil Rights’ website.

Guidance Materials for Covered Entities (Health Care Provider, Health Plan, or Health Care Clearinghouse)

Summary of the Privacy Rule

Guidance on Significant Aspects of the Privacy Rule

Summary of the Security Rule

Guidance on How to Comply with the Security Rule

Security Risks to Electronic Health Information from Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Applications

Fast Facts for Covered Entities

Provider Guide: Communicating With a Patient's Family, Friends, or Other Persons Identified by the Patient (PDF - 5 pages)

Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records (PDF - 13 pages)

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medical History Information (PDF - 2 pages)

Frequently Asked Questions About the Disposal of Protected Health Information (PDF - 4 pages)

Sample Business Associate Contract

Misleading Marketing Claims

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