HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) protects records that can be retrieved by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol. An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and request correction of these records, if applicable. Prohibits disclosure of records without the written consent of the individual(s) to whom the records pertain, unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. (Source: www.hhs.gov) While federal law does not require employers to certify their employees in HIPAA Privacy, many businesses that deal with patientsí medical records are taking proactive steps by making sure that patientsí personal information and health records are properly protected and not disclosed to third parties without patientsí written consent. BIZ Consulting USA can help to guide your company through the difficult requirements involved with HIPAA compliance.