The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal standards to safeguard the privacy of personal health information and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records and to request corrections. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) oversees compliance with HIPAA privacy requirements.

AMA advocacy on HIPAA privacy

For more background, read AMA’s letters on this topic. 

LINK 1: AMA correspondence on HIPAA privacy

AMA resources

AMA-developed HIPAA Privacy & Security Resources (also available as a CME activity in the AMA Education Center)

LINK 2: AMA resources on HIPAA privacy & security

LINK 3: AMA Education Center HIPAA module

AMA-developed modifiable templates

DOC 1:  HIPAA privacy practice notice

DOC 2: HIPAA privacy request form

DOC 3: HIPAA associate agreement

Other resources

LINK 4: Understanding HIPAA

This resource is provided for informational and reference purposes only and should not be construed as the legal advice of the American Medical Association. Specific legal questions regarding this information should be addressed by one's own counsel.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal standards to safeguard the privacy of personal health information and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records and to request corrections. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) oversees compliance with HIPAA privacy requirements.

AMA advocacy on HIPAA privacy

For more background, read AMA’s letters on this topic. 

LINK 1: AMA correspondence on HIPAA privacy

AMA resources

AMA-developed HIPAA Privacy & Security Resources (also available as a CME activity in the AMA Education Center)

LINK 2: AMA resources on HIPAA privacy & security

LINK 3: AMA Education Center HIPAA module

AMA-developed modifiable templates

DOC 1:  HIPAA privacy practice notice

DOC 2: HIPAA privacy request form

DOC 3: HIPAA associate agreement

Other resources

LINK 4: Understanding HIPAA

This resource is provided for informational and reference purposes only and should not be construed as the legal advice of the American Medical Association. Specific legal questions regarding this information should be addressed by one's own counsel.

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