Does HIPAA apply to health coaches?

by | Aug 26, 2019 | Business-Building Resources, Podcasts

One of the areas that sooooo many holistic practitioners and health coaches are concerned about is the confidentiality of their client records and information… which is a good thing!  

As a health coach, you need to know if you have to follow HIPAA requirements.

You may be wondering…

  • Are you required to follow HIPAA policies? 
  • Does HIPAA apply if clients share lab test results with you? 
  • Do you need to use HIPAA-compliant websites and online platforms? 
  • Are you legally required to keep client information safe? If so, how?

Listen to podcast episode 80 on iTunes HERE to learn whether HIPAA applies to you as a health coach and 4 ways to protect client information.

Don’t have iTunes? Listen on my website here.


In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • What HIPAA is and who must follow HIPAA
  • What happens when a client shares medical information with a health coach
  • What exception to the HIPAA law might apply to you
  • Who’s considered a “business associate” according to HIPAA
  • 4 ways to keep client information confidential as a health coach, including when you can’t disclose names or details about your clients
  • Why you want to make sure your website has a Privacy Policy

Have a listen (it’s only 15 minutes!) here.

Here’s to protecting the confidentiality of your client records and information!