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PPV: Notice of privacy practices? No problem

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 20, 2007

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Giving patients a notice of privacy practices might seem rather straightforward, but there are still pitfalls to avoid. What do you do if a patient refuses to sign the acknowledgment? What if the patient is unconscious or unable to make a decision? How can you change or update your notice?

This PPV article examines these and other issues, so you'll know how to comply with the requirements for issuing a notice of privacy practices.

Editor's note: For more information on how to avoid problems and pitfalls whether creating, modifying, or distributing your notice of privacy practices, click here. Subscribers to Briefings on HIPAA can read the full article in the November 2007 issue. You can also purchase this article for $10 by clicking on the link above.



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