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Ask the expert: How often should we retrain our work force per the HIPAA privacy and security rules?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 14, 2007

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A: The HIPAA privacy and security rules do not define a set frequency for retraining staff members. However, the security rule does require periodic security reminders. The rule does not define "periodic," but it is safe to assume that reminders should occur more than once per year. Retraining should occur at least annually, or whenever a major change occurs in business practices, technical infrastructure, or in policies and procedures.

Editor's note: This question and answer appeared in the August 2007 issue of Briefings on HIPAA. For more information, click here.



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