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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT - ANNUAL HIPAA TRAINING & CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

  1. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENTS HIPAA ANNUAL HIPAA TRAINING

    After you have watched the HHS annual HIPAA training video please take the quiz below.

  2. 1. True or False – The release of personal medical information to the wrong people can jeopardize a patient’s reputation, job security and personal safety*

  3. 2. True or False – HIPAA refers to patients as covered entities.*

  4. 3. True or False – Patient permission or authorization is not required before using or releasing PHI.*

  5. 4. True or False – The Minimum Necessary Rule is a basic premise of the Privacy Rule.*

  6. 5. True or False – In most cases, you’re expected to limit use and disclosure on a need-to-know basis.*

  7. 6. True or False – Under the HITECH Act, patients can request an accounting of their health records used for treatment.*

  8. 7. True or False – The definition of a breach is the inappropriate or unauthorized use or disclosure of patient health information.*

  9. 8. True or False – Non-routine disclosures include disclosures for treatment, payment and healthcare operations.*

  10. 9. True or False – Examples of personal representatives include the parent of a minor child and a court-appointed legal guardian of a mentally incompetent person.*

  11. 10. True or False – Never be shy about reporting cases of privacy violation.*

  12. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENTS HIPAA COMPLIANCE AGREEMENT

    I understand: That all information I am exposed to regarding clients, participants, family members of participants or clients, customers and/or employees or volunteers of the Cowlitz County Health and Human Services Departments its partners/collaborators may be governed or protected by federal, state and/or local regulations and, where privileged, is to be held in strictest confidence;

  13. • No privileged information will be discussed with family, friends, or any other unauthorized person;

  14. • I may release only information that is duly authorized for release and for which I have training and authorization to release;

  15. • Unauthorized disclosure is cause for disciplinary action, up to and including termination, as well as possible criminal or civil sanctions;

  16. Furthermore, I hereby agree to:

  17. • Release only that information that is duly authorized for release;

  18. • Resist any effort or request for information that is protected by relevant federal, state, and/or local regulations;

  19. • Not divulge, publish, or otherwise make known to unauthorized persons or the public any confidential information obtained in the course of my employment or participation with the departments’ activities; institute or comply with appropriate procedure for safeguarding such information and will hold discussions only in places, which assure privacy, and only on a need to know basis.

  20. By typing your name in the box below, you are acknowledging the statements above.

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