Our purpose is to provide reference and
educational materials that will assist pharmacies and pharmacists
to understand the implementation process and federal regulations
related to the Health Information Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Areas of the site will:
*Enable pharmacists to
understand the legislative and regulatory history of HIPAA.
*Provide info about the different HIPAA standards &
how they impact pharmacy practice.
*Assist pharmacists in identifying resources to comply with
The privacy provisions
of HIPAA require that pharmacies post and distribute to patients
of Privacy Practices (NPP). You can view a sample of how a
NPP can look when prepared as a three-fold
patients. Another view shows the same information on a single
page that is formatted to be an 11x17 wall poster. This copy is
set up so that it could be taken to a printer or copy shop and
expanded to an 11x17 format by enlarging 154%. These are
examples only and each pharmacy needs to have their own NPP
prepared to fit the practices of the pharmacy.
HHS releases list of Regional Offices
of Civil Rights for complaint purposes.
Get a PDF copy of the federal register listing here.
Register: March 20, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 54)
Here is the answer for your HIPAA
*The Pharmacists and
Technicians package contains the HIPAA
overview and explains employee and pharmacy responsibilities.
and Clerks package
contains the HIPAA overview and explains every pharmacy employee's
Supervisors and Privacy Officers package contains all
courses from the Pharmacists
package plus a summary of corporate responsibilities
Pharmacies in North Dakota
Flexible online training from Learnsomething.com
is now available in three course packages:
reasonable and that company can provide you with additional
materials to meet your HIPAA compliance efforts.
For pharmacies in other states
Flexible online training through NCSPAE from Learnsomething.com
is now available in three course packages.
Implementation Plan for
Community Pharmacies (Special Offer)
The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin is offering for
purchase the materials that were distributed and used in a
conference that was held on February 8, 2003. The conference was
to assist Wisconsin pharmacies in complying with the new federal
privacy regulations and was based upon the implementation
activities of a small work group of Wisconsin and Iowa independent
community pharmacies. The materials include a complete audio
recording of the conference and a CD of HIPAA policies and
procedures, all prepared by the community pharmacy work group. Go
to the announcement
for additional information and an order form.
a webcast of the HIPAA Privacy Workshop that was conducted on
November 26, 2002 at the Heritage Center in Bismarck. This webcast
was sponsored by the North Dakota HIPAA Coalition and is provided
with no charge. You can view the entire three hour web cast at one
time or select certain portions of interest to you. The web cast
offers a good background to the expectations and challenges that
HIPAA will bring. The attached
complete information. You can view the web cast by going to: http://www.health.state.nd.us/webcasthtml/20021126/#
Final HIPAA Privacy Regulations Are Published
On Friday, August 9, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announced
that the final HIPAA privacy regulations would be printed in the
August 14 Federal Register. Links to the press release from
Secretary Thompson, Fact Sheet on changes, and Federal Register
text of the revised regulations can be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/
Watch this site for additional
information on how the revised privacy regulations will affect