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Weekly Tip " Notice of Privacy Practices

What if a patient refuses to sign the Notice of Privacy Practices?

If a patient refuses to sign the Notice of Privacy Practices acknowledgment, the provider must document they failed to get the acknowledgement signed by the patient. The Notice of Privacy Practices is not an authorization.

A Notice of Privacy Practices is a statement for the provider to the patient on how the patient's PHI will be handled and protected by the provider's office. Treatment does not depend on the singed receipt of the Notice. The patient does not have the right to approve or disapprove of the content of the NPP.

For additional information about Notice of Privacy Practices, please login to your account and click on one of your offices. Then click on the Reference Guide tab on the left. From here, select the HIPAA Privacy Reference Guide and review the Notice of Privacy Practices chapter.

On our website, in the forms section we include a sample HIPAA Omnibus Notice of Privacy Practices form. The form is customizable and includes all required HIPAA Omnibus information.

If you have any questions about Notice of Privacy Practices, please do not hesitate to contact one of our professional consultants.