The privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are critically important for employers to understand and comply with. In general, HIPAA requires that records containing individually identifiable health information are secure and only available to certain parties. Additionally, HIPAA also requires that privacy procedures are adopted and implemented to maintain secure health information, employees are trained to understand and follow privacy procedures, and individuals are notified about their privacy rights and how their health information can and will be used. 
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