HIPAA Privacy Rule | General Safeguards and Best Practices

While not an explicit section under the HIPAA Privacy Rule - collectively speaking - general safeguards and best practices are discussed and enumerated throughout § 164.500 through § 164.534 through the following examples of verbiage:

  • The business associate will appropriately safeguard the information - ¬§ 164.502.
  • Use appropriate safeguards to prevent use or disclosure of the information other than as provided for by its contract - § 164.504.
  • Use appropriate safeguards to prevent use or disclosure of the information other than as provided for by the data use agreement - § 164.514.
  • “A covered entity must reasonably safeguard protected health information” - § 164.530.
  • A covered entity must have in place appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards - § 164.530.
  • A covered entity must reasonably safeguard protected health information to limit incidental uses or disclosures - § 164.530.
  • A covered entity must implement policies and procedures with respect to protected health information - § 164.530.

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