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Links to HIPAA Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS.gov) 

Federal HIPAA Regulations

General HIPAA Information
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy

Definition of “Covered Entity”
https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/HIPAAGenInfo/downloads/CoveredEntitycharts.pdf

Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html

Security Rule Guidance
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SecurityStandard/Downloads/SecurityGuidanceforRemoteUseFinal122806.pdf

HIPAA Privacy Rule (45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and E of Part 164)
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/privacyrule/index.html

HIPAA Security Rule
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/index.html
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SecurityStandard/Downloads/securityfinalrule.pdf

HIPAA Transaction Rule
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/TransactionCodeSetsStands/02_TransactionsandCodeSetsRegulations.asp#TopOfPage

HIPAA Enforcement Rule
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/enforcementrule/index.html

HIPAA Breach Notification Rule (Effective September 2009)
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule/index.html
Form for submitting notice of security breach: http://transparency.cit.nih.gov/breach/index.cfm

HIPAA  “FINAL RULE”  (Effective March 2013)
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-25/pdf/2013-01073.pdf
See SUMMARY on this website.


American Counseling Association (ACA)

Private Practice in Counseling – Electronic Billing and HIPAA Compliance
http://www.counseling.org/Publications/CounselingTodayArticles.aspx?AGuid=9a5eb7d9-f04a-4b56-a6fd-df4d0cae13e1


American Psychological Association (APA)

HIPAA Privacy Rule Primer                http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_privacy_rule.html#

Privacy Rule Compliance Is Not Enough: Three Things You Should Know About the HIPAA Security Rule                                    http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_security_rule/notenough.html#

Getting Into Compliance : The HIPAA Security Rule                          http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_security_rule/compliance.html#

HIPAA Security Rule Primer    http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_security_rule/primer.html#

Contingency Planning: Do You Know What HIPAA Requires?                        http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_security_rule/contingency.html

Transaction Rule Q & A                                http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_transaction/transaction_rule_q.html#

A Psychologist’s Guide to the Transaction Rule                                    http://www.apapractice.org/apo/insider/hipaa_reg/hipaa/hipaa_transaction/getting_ready_for.html#

Research Context – HIPAA Frequently-Asked Questions                                http://www.apa.org/science/research/HIPAA.html

New HIPAA Breach Notification Rule Takes Effect – September 2009
http://www.apapractice.org/content/apo/in_the_news/new_hipaa_breach_notification.html#


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

HIPAA Highlights for Social Workers
http://www.socialworkers.org/hipaa/default.asp

What Social Workers Should Know About the HIPAA Privacy Rule
http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/behavioral_health/mbh0101.asp

Overview of HIPAA Administrative Simplification Provisions                                http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/behavioral_health/mbh0203.asp

HIPAA Electronic Transactions Standards, Code Sets, and the Clinical Social Worker
http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/hipaa/hippa.PDF

Privacy Breach Notification – September 23, 2009 Effective Date
https://www.socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2009/200903.asp?back=yes


HIPPA related Resources on This Website

Confidentiality Practice Model Integrating Ethics, State Laws, & HIPAA

Manual – Integrating HIPAA Training in General Ethics-Based Staff Training

Summary of HIPAA Requirements About Staff Training

General Resources for Ethics-Based Staff Training

Minors’ Confidentiality Rights and Therapists’ Related Informed Consent Responsibilities as Created by HIPAA & Virginia Law

 

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