The APA Practice Organization has developed information and resources related to the Final Omnibus Rule (or Final Rule) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) released in January 2013. These resources help psychologists know the steps they need to take to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
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By The Trust and The APA Practice Organization
Information about how the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to psychological practice and what you must do to comply with the 2003 compliance date.
(PDF File, 544KB)
This primer was prepared by The Trust and the APA Practice Organization. It is intended primarily for psychologists in private practice. The primer has been useful to psychologists who work in other settings such as hospitals, integrated delivery systems, clinics, university health and counseling centers and schools as they participate in the HIPAA compliance processes and procedures that those organizations are required to create and implement.