HIPAA Training Types: Training Requirements for Employers and Students
Typically, the HIPAA training applies to employers that are HIPAA Covered Entities or Business Associates. Qualifying employers must provide HIPAA training to all employees regardless of their role within the organization as per the Administrative Safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule. If an employer is engaged in HIPAA-covered transactions, but is not a Covered Entity or Business Associate, training only needs to be provided if he or she has access to PHI or ePHI.
As stated in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA compliance training should be provided to new employees joining a covered entity´s team “within a reasonable period of time”. Healthcare students also should be provided with HIPAA compliance training before they access PHI. They must be aware of disclosure guidelines when they start using healthcare data. This can be an appropriate HIPAA compliance training course for healthcare students.
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