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Privacy

When and what information can a covered entity use or disclose PHI without a patient's authorization?

When must a covered entity obtain a patient's authorization to use or disclose PHI?
What needs to be included in an authorization?
What is a "notice of privacy practices" and what does it need to include?

What are the administrative requirements that covered entities need to have in place under HIPAA to protect the privacy of PHI?

What policies and procedures need to be in place to restrict access, uses, and disclosures of PHI?

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