Thursday, September 19, 2013 Sample Privacy Notices Now Available for Health Care Providers If you need help creating a Notice of Privacy Practice to comply with the HIPAA privacy rules, the federal government has developed model notices that you can customize, reproduce, and distribute either in print or electronically to patients. The Health Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) give patients a right to be informed of the privacy practices of their health care providers and health plans and of their privacy rights regarding their personal health information. HIPAA requires providers and plans to notify patients of these rights. By using a model notice, you will know you are providing the information in compliance with the regulations and that the notice reflects recent regulatory changes to the HIPAA privacy and security rules. You can download the model notice as a booklet, as a multipage document, as a single page presentation, or as text only. APTA includes this and many other resources on its HIPAA webpage.