Privacy & Security Resources

General Health Information Privacy and Security Resources

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Florida Statutes Crosswalk Tool

This Florida Statutes Crosswalk Tool is designed to assist individuals in identifying and becoming aware of the applicable requirements of the federal privacy regulations arising from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and of Florida state law. The search tool also provides individuals information on HIPAA and Florida law with regard to the use and disclosure of protected health information.

The information on the Florida Statutes Crosswalk Tool is only intended as general summary information for the public. It is not intended to provide specific legal advice or take the place of either written law or regulations. This site does not substitute for legal guidance. Please read the full disclaimer and terms of use before using this tool.

Search the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Florida Statutes Crosswalk Tool

Crosswalk Tool Frequently Asked Questions .pdf (78KB)

Florida Comparative Analysis Matrix (CAM) (.pdf 66KB)

Government Agencies

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Privacy and Security Regulations & Guidance | HISPC | AIM Report.pdf
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)
National Committee on Vital Health Statistics (NCVHS)

Professional Associations and Organizations

eHealth Initiative (eHI)
Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)

Other Resources

Privacy and Security in HIE PowerPoint Slide (.pdf 164KB)

Analysis of Florida Health Records Law

The following reports have been produced by the Florida Health Information and Security Privacy Collaboration (HISPC).

The following report contains an analysis of Florida and federal law applicable to specific health information exchange scenarios involving treatment, payment, public health, regional health information organizations, research, marketing, and government oversight.

Final Assessment of Variations and Analysis Solutions Report (.pdf 339KB)

The following report analyzes Florida law applicable to health information exchange addressing ownership and control, patient consent and access, re-disclosure and emergency access, and electronic transmission and electronic signatures.

Analysis of Florida Statutes Related to Health Information Exchange (.pdf 300.91KB)

The following report includes an update of recent legislation related to health information exchange and proposed bills from the 2008 Florida legislative session.

Privacy and Security Self-Assessment and Educational Tools

AHCA Risk Assessment Tool.exe


Users will need to install .Net Framework 2.0 or a higher version prior to running this tool.

File Extraction Instructions for Windows OS

Other Educational Tools:

Office of Civil Rights - HIPAA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIMSSanalytics resources on privacy and security:

Application Security Questionnaire (ASQ), a self-assessment tool for vendors to complete that will allow healthcare provider organizations or other product purchasers to assess the core security controls inherent within an application or system that will process or store ePHI.