HIPAA Policies and Procedures Policy Template


This HIPAA Policies and Procedures Policy Template is 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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At your organization, maintaining compliance with HIPAA standards and implementation specifications is of utmost importance. It ensures that sensitive data remains secure and our patients stay protected at all times. The HIPAA Policies & Procedures Policy Template provides you with the comprehensive tool necessary to ensure that your organization meets this high level of care.

This template covers all necessary security aspects, including administrative, physical and technical safeguards. It ensures that your policies are up-to-date, reasonable and appropriate to reinforce a safe environment for healthcare regulatory measures. This helps you rest assured that patient confidentiality and the integrity of their sensitive data is maintained—all backed by policies & procedures tailored to meet your specific needs.

SAMPLE TEXT: ENTITY NAME has adopted this HIPAA Policies and Procedures 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.

We hereby acknowledge 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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Applicable Section(s)

164.306, 164.316, 164.312(b)(1), 164.530(i)

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