We hear this question a lot. “I already have a Notice of Privacy Practices. Does that mean I don’t need the HIPAA policy you mentioned?” And the answer is always, without exception, a resounding no. A Notice of Privacy Practices document is not a substitute for written privacy policies and procedures, nor is it sufficient to satisfy your legal and ethical requirements to safeguard patients’ medical privacy.
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With this graphic, we unpack some of the common misunderstandings about the role of the Notice of Privacy Practices, and we explore the meaning behind it. Still have questions? Schedule a free consultation with one of Jackson LLP’s healthcare attorneys to discuss your practice’s compliance.