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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Final Rule HIPAA Compliance
    The APA Practice Organization has develped information and resources related to the Final Omnibus Rule (or Final Rule) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) released in January 2013. These resources help psychologists know the steps they need to take to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.  

    Visit Practice Central for more information.

  • Privacy Rule Online Compliance Course
    By The Trust and APA Practice Organization
    Posted: December 2006

    The Trust and APA Practice Organization collaborated to bring you HIPAA For Psychologists, now an online course and comprehensive resource to help you comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The online course is available at Practice Central.

  • HIPAA for Psychologists - Questions and Answers
    By The Trust and The APA Practice Organization
    Posted: December 2006

    Information about how the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to psychological practice and what you must do to comply with the 2003 compliance date.

  • Do I need to enter into a Business Associate Contract with The Trust or TRMS?
    By The Trust
    Posted: May 2003

  • HIPAA Primer* (PDF File, 544KB)
    This primer was prepared by The Trust and the APA Practice Organization. It is intended primarily for psychologists in private practice. The primer has been useful to psychologists who work in other settings such as hospitals, integrated delivery systems, clinics, university health and counseling centers and schools as they participate in the HIPAA compliance processes and procedures that those organizations are required to create and implement. Although dated to 2002, the Primer contains a good overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.


How to Comply with
the Privacy Rule

The Trust and APA Practice Organization provide materials to help practitioners comply with HIPAA's privacy rule. This important resource is based on months of research and analysis and will include:

A step-by-step guide to becoming compliant
Relevant state law to address preemption issues
A complete set of customized forms and policies for practitioners in each state


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