HIPAA Overview


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA) gives individuals rights and protection of personal health care information. Allowing non-authorized individuals to see this personal information can have severe consequences for you and your organization, even if it happens by accidents. This course provides basic information about the principles of confidentiality and specific information about privacy and security. It will focus on two branches of HIPAA: the privacy rule (which describes what information is protected) and the security rule (which describes the steps that must be taken to protect this information). NOTE: This course is not intended as legal advice for any individual provider or situation. If you need more comprehensive information, please review the resources listed in the references section of this course and consult with your company’s legal and compliance team.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

0.75 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1619290

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-HIPAA
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe protected health information.
Explain confidentiality and the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for protecting and releasing information.
Identify best practices for compliance with HIPAA.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Confidential Information A. HIPAA Violations B. What Is Confidentiality? C. Protected Health Information D. Common Identifiers E. PHI Protection F. Knowledge Checkpoint G. Section Summary Section 3: HIPAA Privacy Rule A. Privacy Rule B. Patient Authorization/Consent under the HIPAA Privacy Rule C. HIPAA Privacy Rule and Preemption D. Consider This E. The Minimum Necessary Rule F. Exceptions to the Minimum Necessary Rule G. Consider This H. Notice of Privacy Practices I. Rights Under HIPAA Privacy Regulations J. Knowledge Checkpoint K. Section Summary Section 4: HIPAA Security Rule A. Security Rule B. A HIPAA Breach C. Tiered Penalties D. Physical Access E. Consumer-Related Conversations F. PHI on Paper G. Telephone H. Consider This I. Information Technology J. Best Practices for Privacy and Security Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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