OUR PURPOSE

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 HIPAA requirements.

LATEST NEWS

The privacy provisions of HIPAA require that pharmacies post and distribute to patients a Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP). You can view a sample of how a NPP can look when prepared as a three-fold handout for 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.
[Federal Register: March 20, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 54)

Here is the answer for your HIPAA training needs!

HIPAA RX BASIC - Privacy Rule Training for Pharmacies*The Pharmacists and Technicians package contains the HIPAA overview and explains employee and pharmacy responsibilities.
*The Cashiers and Clerks package contains the HIPAA overview and explains every pharmacy employee's responsibilities.
*The Managers, Supervisors and Privacy Officers package contains all courses from the Pharmacists and Technicians package plus a summary of corporate responsibilities.

For Pharmacies in North DakotaFor Pharmacies in North Dakota
Flexible online training from Learnsomething.com is now available in three course packages:

Prices are reasonable and that company can provide you with additional materials to meet your HIPAA compliance efforts.

For pharmacies in other states
For pharmacies in other states
Flexible online training through NCSPAE from Learnsomething.com is now available in three course packages.

Six-week 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.  


HIPAA Privacy Workshop
View 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 notice   provides 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 pharmacy.

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Some resources to get you started or keep you going.

Beating the April 14th Deadline..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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