APA's updated HIPAA privacy rule compliance manual
APA Launches HIPAA Privacy Rule Compliance Manual
In mid-Oct., the APA released its updated HIPAA Privacy Rule Manual, a Guide for Psychiatric Practices. The manual includes step by step instructions, checklists, template forms and patient notices, frequently asked questions, a thorough explanation of the regulations, and cross references to useful APA developed materials on issues including treatment of psychotherapy notes and 'minimum necessary' disclosure standards.
The manual is a offered as a free benefit for only APA members.
The manual as well as other HIPAA resources can be found at: