HIPAA Training Course

Page 2 of 9

WHAT IS HIPAA

What is HIPAA? HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal law that establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, health care providers and their staff.

Who needs to comply with HIPAA? Hospitals, doctors, clinics, psychologists, dentists, chiropractors, nursing homes, and pharmacies are considered Healthcare Providers and need to be HIPAA compliant. This includes all staff (medical and non-medical) that work with the entities above who has access to patient information.