chapter  25
HIPAA Training, Education, and Awareness
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Ensuring organizational awareness of privacy and security policies and practices is a requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. It is also a good idea, and has been for many years. Your sta members are the foundation of ensuring your policy compliance. If they do not know and understand what is expected of them with regard to meeting HIPAA and other privacy and security requirements, then they will probably unwittingly do things that could very well put your organization at risk.