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How Must an Employee Be Trained in HIPAA? | Small Business – Chron.com

 

How Must an Employee Be Trained in HIPAA?

by Daniel Walker, Demand Media

 

Employees must be trained in HIPAA regulations.

Employees must be trained in HIPAA regulations.

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HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which governs the privacy of an individual’s medical records. Employees of businesses that may come into contact with records covered by HIPAA are required to undergo training on how to handle those records, and they can be held accountable for violations of the act.

Who is Affected

Training in HIPAA is mandatory for any employee that has access to patient data. This can include, but is not limited to, physicians, psychologists, researchers, dentists, nurses, opticians, insurance specialists, human resources officers and all employees who have access or manage personal data.

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