Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Basic Rights: What is a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices?

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FAQ 13: What is a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices?

The rule requires each covered entity, like a hospital, to publish a notice of privacy practices. The notice describes how each entity implements the rule. Notices from different health care institutions may look similar because the rule is the same for everyone. However, each notice will have some details (procedures, addresses, etc.) that are specific to the institution. If you want to learn more about health privacy, a notice of privacy practices is a good place to start. So is this FAQ!

 

 

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