episode 80: does HIPAA apply to health coaches?

If you’re a health coach or a non-licensed practitioner, you might be wondering if HIPAA applies to you. Are you required to follow HIPAA policies about the confidentiality of client information and records? 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?

In this episode, you’ll learn whether HIPAA applies to you as a health coach and 4 ways to protect client information.

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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

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