This course summarizes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and provides an
overview of The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“Privacy Rule”). The privacy rule
establishes a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. The United States Department of
Health and Human Services provides this material and although it is not a source of legal information or advice, it
gives readers a summary of the requirements of the Privacy Rule. It also includes information on where to
view the entire Rule, provides information of the applicability of the rule, and offers excellent resource
information for those who work in the medical or mental health field.
1. Identify the entities covered by the Privacy Rule and the information that is protected.
2. Identify the general principle for use and disclosures of the Privacy Rule as well as permitted, required, and
authorized rules and disclosures.
3. Explore the principle of “minimum necessary” use and disclosure, which is a central concept of the Privacy
4. Examine the Privacy Rule's requirement to deliver privacy practice notices to patients and administrative
policies and procedures for covered entities, and penalties for noncompliance.
Receiving your CEU certificate:
Flashceus.com will immediately provide a ceu certificate after you have passed the examination with a score of
70% (correctly answered questions).
Gordon Leith, MA, LPC-S, MAC, SAP
Director of Education