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HIPAA Assignment of Security Responsibility Policy Template

HIPAA Assignment of Security Responsibility Policy Template

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The HIPAA Assignment of Security Responsibility Policy Template is designed to formally assign responsibility for the secure handling of health information data within a covered entity. This comprehensive policy outlines all personnel’s responsibilities in relation to the security of this information and ensures everyone is informed and held accountable. It is a vital document that must be understood by all personnel and forms an important part of their duties.

The policy includes clear roles for every member of the workforce, as well as establishing procedures for ensuring adequate levels of data security are maintained on an ongoing basis. This is essential in order to facilitate compliance with legal requirements and minimize risks associated with mishandling of information.

SAMPLE TEXT: ENTITY NAME has adopted this Assignment of Security Responsibility Policy in order to recognize the requirement to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act of 2009 (Title XIII of division A and Title IV of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act “ARRA”) and the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (Effective Date: March 26, 2013). We acknowledge that full compliance with the HIPAA Final Rule is required by or before September 23, 2013.

ENTITY NAME hereby acknowledges our duty and responsibility to protect the privacy and security of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“IIHI”) generally, and Protected Health Information (“PHI”) as defined in the HIPAA Regulations, under the regulations implementing HIPAA, other federal and state laws protecting the confidentiality of personal information, and under principles of general and professional ethics. We also acknowledge our duty and responsibility to support and facilitate the timely and unimpeded flow of health information for lawful and appropriate purposes.

Each of our HIPAA templates are in Microsoft Word (.docx) format for easy editing. Each template is guaranteed to be fully HIPAA & HITECH compliant when properly implemented.

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