HIPAA Access Establishment and Modification Policy Template


Implement Policies & Procedures, based on Access Authorization policies, to establish, document, review, and modify user’s rights of access to workstations, transactions, programs, or processes.

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The HIPAA Access Establishment and Modification Policy governs the establishment and modification of access to individually identifiable health information and Protected Health Information for workforce members of a covered entity. All personnel of a covered entity must comply with this policy.

SAMPLE TEXT: ENTITY NAME has adopted this Access Establishment and Modification 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.

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