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The Academy has compiled this list of resources to help audiologists and audiology practices maintain compliance with applicable federal regulations and are aware of new regulatory requirements as that information becomes available.

Key Regulations:

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information
  • HIPAA Security Rule sets national standards for the security of electronically protected health information
  • Patient Safety Rule protects identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.
  • HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information


  • The HHS Office for Civil Rights –  protects an individual’s fundamental nondiscrimination and health information policy rights by enforcing regulations that surround the transaction and code sets, privacy, NPI, EIN/TIN (unique identifiers), and security requirements. Read more.

HIPAA Resources:

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