If you’ve ever visited a doctor, you probably have signed a document dealing with HIPAA. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was passed in order to help maintain the privacy and security of an individual’s health information. Have you ever wondered if your organization might be covered by HIPAA because you provide medical care or even just collect health information from your participants? A new article on the PBPA website provides a brief overview of HIPAA as it applies to charitable nonprofit organizations that provide care or services to underserved individuals. It is designed to give you a better sense of what types charitable nonprofits could be subject to HIPAA and whether your organization may be required to comply with HIPAA.
To read the complete article, HIPAA Basics For Nonprofits, please click here.HIPAA Basics for Nonprofits