FAQs > Health Professionals

Where can I get more information about my professional responsibilities under federal and state laws?

To get started, we recommend the HIPS training series, as well as the collection of awareness topics. The materials on this site provide additional information on a broad range of issues. See the encyclopedia.

Note that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains an extensive collection of FAQs related to federal requirements. This collection can be filtered to FAQs related to HIPAA.

What if I want to file a complaint about a privacy violation?

If you believe your organization has failed to observe privacy or security regulations, you have several options.

Note that federal regulations forbid intimidation or retaliation against a person who files a complaint.

Can I ask for information or advice from you?

We do our best to answer all questions sent to us. Please remember that, as our disclaimer notes, this is an educational site. We are educators, and the information we provide is for educational purposes. We do not and cannot provide professional advice, such as legal advice.


Last modified: 27-Mar-2006


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