Virginia Department for the Aging HIPAA Overview. April 24, 2002. Agenda. What is HIPAA? The Four Components of Administrative Simplification Who does HIPAA Apply to? Privacy Standards Additional Information. What is HIPAA ?.
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April 24, 2002
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Examples of “Covered Entities” are:
“Must maintain every effort not to use or disclose, internally or externally, any more information than is necessary to accomplish the intended purpose.”
Provides a “floor” of privacy protection. State laws that are “less protective” of privacy are preempted. States are free to enact “more stringent” statutes.
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