American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Resources on HIPAA and OSHA

Regulations on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) play a vital role in healthcare; failure to comply could lead to complaints, audits or severe monetary penalties. ASPS has created this informational tool-kit, including basic terminology and a synopsis of each law, with scenarios applicable to plastic surgery, and additional useful resources.

HIPAA Changes


  1. OCR plans to conduct more audits
  2. Complaints become more frequent
  3. Emphasis on Business Associates (BAs)
  4. Policies and procedures must be in place
  5. Conduct annual risk assessment
  6. Ensure employee training


  1. OCR plans to conduct more audits
  2. Make sure you have policies and procedures around HIPAA
  3. Ensure employee training on HIPAA

Page created January 2019. Last updated February 16, 2022.