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HIPAA Resources for IT people

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I’ve been in and out of several environments which required HIPAA compliance and I always wind up have to search for hours to find the actual laws which relate to HIPAA compliance. HIPAA compliance isn’t like PCI Compliance. HIPAA is federally regulated, it’s federal law. PCI Compliance isn’t law, its just something that has been established in the Payment Cardholder Industry. Even though, PCI Compliance shouldn’t be taken lightly as you could face penalties from the industry.


URL: https://www.govinfo.gov

Maintained by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, referenced as “GPO” hereafter.

Bulk Data Repository

The electronic code of federal regulations can be downloaded in XML format along with XLST stylesheets. This is available at https://www.govinfo.gov/bulkdata/ECFR

Title 45 which contains Public Welfare is located at: https://www.govinfo.gov/bulkdata/ECFR/title-45

Developer Hub

Here https://www.govinfo.gov/developers you can find links to the GPO’s:

  • GitHub repositories
  • API docs
  • Bulk Data Repository
  • Link Service
  • RSS Feeds
  • Sitemaps

Title 45 is what I reference when looking up and quoting actual laws which are being satisfied by my implementations.