What is it? The Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA Consent Form is a comprehensive document explaining the patient’s privacy rights and access to medical records as allowed by HIPAA. The document includes detailed examples for exceptions to HIPAA in plain English. The document also includes addendums (separate WORD documents) for HIPAA related requests for records, record restriction requests and other requests allowed under HIPAA.
Who is it for? This document is for all patients/clients in order for them to understand their privacy rights and access to medical records as allowed by HIPAA.
Why do I need it? This Notice (and consent) are required by State and Federal laws to clearly communicate how you will protect your patient’s protected health information. As a Healthcare Professional, there are noted exceptions to absolute patient privacy, which are clearly explained to the patient in this notice.
When do I use it? When conducting intake on a new client/patient.