Part 2: Basic Patient Rights (FAQ 13 of
Right to a Notice of Privacy Practices
13. What is a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices?
The rule requires each covered entity, like a hospital, to publish a
notice of privacy practices. The notice describes how each entity implements
the rule. Notices from different health care institutions may look similar
because the rule is the same for everyone. However, each notice will have
some details (procedures, addresses, etc.) that are specific to the institution.