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HIPAA Privacy Notice Clauses for Summary Plan Descriptions

April 25, 2023 (2 min read)

Insert these clauses into your group health plan's summary plan description to satisfy the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirement for covered entities to provide individuals with a Notice of Privacy Practices that complies with HIPAA Privacy Rule regulations. HIPAA generally provides that individuals have the right to adequate notice of the uses and disclosures that a HIPAA covered entity may make of their protected health information (PHI) and of their rights and the covered entity's legal duties regarding PHI. This template contains guidance, drafting notes, and an optional clause.

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