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HIPAA Resources

Updated November 3, 2003

 

Articles and Explanatory Documents

Federal Register documents provide the language of the HIPAA regulations. The other documents contain additional explanation of the regulations and their impact.

HIPAA Compliance Contingency Plan in Effect
This article from October 1, 2003, STATLINE explains the HIPAA compliance contingency plan in relation to the new Transaction and Code Set Standards.

Top HIPAA Compliance Questions (PDF, 131 K)
Created by the College of American Pathologists on October 31, 2003.

HIPAA's Business Associate Requirements for Pathologists and Laboratories (PDF, 166 K)
Written by the law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, this document provides a written summary of how HIPAA impacts pathologists and laboratories. Created October 10, 2002.

Application of HIPAA Privacy Regulations to Pathologists and Laboratories (PDF, 257 K)
Published by the College of American Pathologists on October 10, 2002.

HIPAA Regulations on Using Fax and E-mail (PDF, 94 K)
Created by the College of American Pathologists February 2002.

Health Insurance Reform: Modification to Electronic Data Transaction Standards and Code Sets
A Federal Register document published February 20, 2003.

Health Insurance Reform: Security Standards
A Federal Register document published February 20, 2003.

The College has created these resources based on the rule and legal interpretation available from our legal counsel. If you have specific questions about the rule and how it applies to you, we recommend you contact your own legal counsel for guidance.

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