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Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule require a health care provider to obtain a new acknowledgement of receipt of the notice from patients if the facility changes its privacy policy?


No. A covered health care provider with a direct treatment relationship with individuals is required to make a good faith effort to obtain an individual's acknowledgement of receipt of the notice only at the time the provider first gives the notice to the individual -- that is, at first service delivery. See 45 CFR 164.520(c)(2).

Date Created: 12/20/2002

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013