Certain laws and regulations require that practitioners and health plans maintain the privacy of health information. One of the fundamental principles is that access to patient information is limited by the “need to know” rule, which is defined as those individuals that are directly associated with the patient’s care. Baptist takes HIPAA regulations very seriously. This law impacts students in the following ways:
A signed HIPAA statement of confidentiality is required of all students before any clinical experiences. This form should be printed, signed and will be kept at your respective school by faculty.
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