HIPAA Privacy Rule
$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
Not approved for Florida CNA and LPN
CE Course Description
Summary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) is a concise course which provides an overview of The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“Privacy Rule”). The privacy rule establishes a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. The resource material is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and although it is not a source of legal information or advice, it is designed to give readers a summary of the requirements of the Privacy Rule. It also includes information on where to view the entire Rule, provides helpful material about how the rule applies, and would be an excellent resource for anyone in the medical or mental health field.
Article Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jocelyn Samuels, Director Office of Civil Rights
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CE Course Objectives
1. Recognize what entities are covered by the Privacy Rule and what information is protected.
2. Identify the general principle for use and disclosures of the Privacy Rule as well as permitted, required, and authorized rules and disclosures.
3. Explore the principle of “minimum necessary” use and disclosure, which is a central aspect of the Privacy Rule.
4. Examine the Privacy Rule's requirement to deliver privacy practice notices to patients and administrative policies and procedures for covered entities, and penalties for noncompliance.