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Policy 8: Ensuring Privacy Compliance

Policy 8: Ensuring Privacy Compliance

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Release Date: 
September 23, 2013
Responsible Offices: 
Employee Benefits

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The HIPAA Privacy Standards require Covered Entities and Business Associates to cooperate with privacy investigations initiated by the Secretary. System is also required to implement certain procedures designed to ensure System’s compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Standards, including training Workforce Members regarding the provisions of this Manual, safeguarding PHI maintained by System and responding adequately to discovered privacy violations.

This Policy 8 consists of the following Sections:

Section 8.1: Cooperation with the Secretary’s Investigation

Section 8.2: Training

Section 8.3: Safeguarding Protected Health Information

Section 8.4: Mitigation of Known Privacy Violations

Section 8.5: Sanctions for Personnel Violations of Privacy

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