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The HIPAA Privacy Rule Checklist

Updated: Feb 4

The HIPAA Privacy Rule


  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other individually identifiable health information.

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically with Protected Health information (PHI).

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information and sets specific criteria for the uses and disclosures of such protected health information without an individual’s authorization.

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides individuals rights over their protected health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records.

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides individuals rights to instruct a covered entity to transmit to a third party an electronic copy of their protected health information in an electronic health record, and to request corrections.


Individuals' medical records and other individually identifiable health information are collectively defined as “protected health information”.




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