The purpose of this Guide is to provide AAO members with the general terms of the rules so that they can begin an assessment of their procedures as to patient privacy and to make preparations for compliance with the rules. Please also note that, because each case is different and there may be unique state laws (i.e., as to HIV infection, minors, etc.) that apply, members should consult with their personal counsel prior to implementing the material in this publication.

HIPAA - Guide to Patient Privacy and Security Rules (PDF)