Patient Privacy Laws
Many physicians within the Bay City network have requested technical assistance in understanding patient privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent. You have been asked to develop answers to their specific questions that have come forward from the physicians. This information will be used at a later time to develop training.
Respond to the specific questions that have come from physicians within the Bay City network:
Are the laws that govern patient privacy and confidentiality made at the federal and/or state level?
What is the most significant law that governs patient privacy and confidentiality relevant to Bay City?
In 25 words or less, summarize the purpose of this law as it pertains to privacy?
What is protected health information?
What is meant by â??minimum necessaryâ??
What is a covered entity?
What web resources are available regarding HIPAA that are useful to understand this regulation?
What web resources identified by your peers were of interest to you and why?
If at all possible I would like help on questions 1,2 and 7, thank you so much for your help.