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Hospice Aides & HIPAA


Overview & Objectives

All healthcare personnel must maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The purpose of this module is to help hospice aides identify potential violations of HIPAA privacy rules, and be proactive in preventing patient information disclosures. It includes key terms, examples of personal health information (PHI), HIPAA in the hospice setting, preventing HIPAA violations, and legal consequences of violating HIPAA privacy rules. It also includes examples of HIPAA violations in the news. This module contains the following learning objectives:

  • Define HIPAA and protected health information (PHI)
  • Identify HIPAA challenges in the workplace
  • Apply preventive measures to the role of hospice aide
  • Examine the legal consequences of HIPAA violations
  • Summarize the responsibilities of the hospice aide and patient confidentiality


  • Learning Module
  • Brain Booster:  HIPAA Violation or Not?
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance