Policies relating to Notices of Privacy are required by HIPAA for covered entities and business associates. As the Director of HIM you have been asked to review the requirements and recommend a policy for adoption by the acute care hospital for which you work.
Review the requirements of the Notice of Privacy Practices from HHS at the link below.
Evaluate the two sample Notice of Privacy Practice policies provided by clicking on the link below. Compare and contrast the policies and recommend which you would select for adoption in your organization. Support your decision and indicate if any revisions would be needed to your selected policy in order to make it compliant with the HIPAA guidelines. You are also encouraged to research other sample forms available on the internet or through your personal experiences for additional benchmarking ideas.