This Policies and procedures and documentation requirements section of the HIPAA Security Final Rule includes requirements for the implementation of reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures to comply with the standards, implementation specifications and other requirements of the Security Rule; maintenance of written (which may be electronic) documentation and/or records that includes policies, procedures, actions, activities, or assessments required by the Security Rule; and retention, availability, and update requirements related to the documentation.

There are two standards in the section and those are:

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Documentation
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