In 1996, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law. The intent behind the HIPPA law is to protect the privacy of every medical record and strengthens every individual’s control of personal health records by giving us greater access to our personal health information and greater control of its use and disclosure.
HIPPA has been updated several times over the years including through the HITECH act of 2009, which increased penalties for non-compliance and imposed stringent requirements for data breach and through the final Omnibus Rule of 2013, which strengthened privacy protection to its greatest level yet.
This 2014 release all of the aspects of the law and it's updates that your employees need to know to stay in compliance.
A TABC release