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HIPAA Patient Rights Policy Template

HIPAA Patient Rights Policy Template

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Stay one step ahead when it comes to meeting HIPAA regulations. Get your organization’s patient rights policies in place with our HIPAA Patient Rights Policy Template. This template provides the basic framework for safeguarding protected health information and meeting obligations that business associates must adhere to under HIPAA.

This policy template covers the objectives of the regulations, as well as how covered entities are responsible for responding to requests from patients concerning access, amendment and disclosure of information. In addition, it also outlines requirements for documenting patient rights activities and reporting violations of patient rights. Developing up-to-date procedures that allow staff to efficiently comply with all regulations is essential to protecting sensitive information—this template ensures your organization meets those obligations while safeguarding user privacy.

SAMPLE TEXT: ENTITY NAME has adopted this Patient Rights 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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