Professional Career Development Resources: HIPAA
(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
HIPAA Calling the Question: Is the chaplain a health care professional?
by Rev. Joseph J. Driscoll, NACC President and Chief Executive Officer
A reprint from Vision, May 2003, Volume 13, Issue 5
Clergy Access to Information — A Sample Policy
A supplement to Rev. Joseph J. Driscoll’s article: “HIPAA Calling the Question: Is the chaplain a health care professional?” which appeared in the May 2003 issue of Vision.
HIPAA & Privacy: Regulations Impacting Spiritual Care in Health Care by Michele Le Doux Sakurai, NACC Director of Professional Practice. Ms. Sakurai explains the impact of HIPAA’s final privacy rule on hospital/facility chaplaincy.
This article appeared in the NACC Vision, October 2001, Vol. 11, No. 9, page 4
Council on Collaboration Letters
The Council on Collaboration drafted the following two letters to provide clarity around the HIPAA Final Privacy Rule. The NACC sent these letters to our certified full members on March 7, 2003.
Letter to Chaplains
Letter to Administrators
More HIPAA resources
HIPAA, Chaplains, and Community Religious Leaders: A Template (Prepared by the Commission on Quality in Pastoral Services, Association of Professional Chaplains)
Health Information Privacy information at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ website (HHS.gov)