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A sample Notice of Privacy Practices can be downloaded here.

It is intended as a guideline only and should be tailored to reflect your practice policies and your state’s privacy laws.

The privacy component of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will take effect on April 14, 2003, and by then, your practice should have made a good-faith attempt to be ready.

Updating hipaa policies and procedures

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Lisa Gallagher, senior director of privacy and security for HIMSS, said speaking at the 2012 Boston Privacy and Security Forum, that somewhere between 40 million to 45 million patient records have actually been compromised.

The number can't be confirmed, as the data isn't all there, she adds, but it's a more accurate number based on healthcare organizations' reporting.

HIPAA also requires you to obtain patients’ written acknowledgement that notice has been received and file the acknowledgement in the patient record.

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