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PTA Code of Ethics and HIPAA Compliance

Code of Ethics

1. Integrity and Honesty: We conduct ourselves with honesty, transparency, and integrity in all dealings, maintaining trust and credibility in all our relationships.

2. Respect and Diversity: We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, treating all individuals with dignity, fairness, and respect.

3. Professionalism: We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work, upholding professional standards and best practices.

4. Confidentiality and Privacy: We safeguard confidential information and respect the privacy rights of individuals, including protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA regulations.

5. Accountability and Responsibility: We take ownership of our actions and decisions, accepting accountability for our conduct and its impact.

6. Compliance with Laws and Regulations: We comply with applicable laws, regulations, and organizational policies, including HIPAA regulations governing the protection of PHI.

7. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to ongoing learning, growth, and self-improvement, continuously striving to enhance our ethical awareness and practices.

HIPAA Compliance:

1. Protected Health Information (PHI) Protection: We implement safeguards to protect PHI, preventing unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of sensitive health information.

2. Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards: We employ administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure PHI, ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

3. Business Associate Agreements (BAAs): We enter into Business Associate Agreements with vendors and third parties who handle PHI on our behalf, ensuring they adhere to HIPAA regulations.

4. Breach Notification: In the event of a breach of unsecured PHI, we follow HIPAA breach notification requirements to mitigate risks and protect individuals' privacy rights.

5. Compliance Monitoring and Training: We conduct regular compliance monitoring and provide ongoing training to ensure adherence to HIPAA regulations and best practices for PHI protection.

By adhering to our Code of Ethics and maintaining HIPAA compliance, PTA demonstrates our commitment to ethical conduct, integrity, and accountability, while safeguarding the privacy and security of sensitive health information.

PTA reserves the right to update, revise, or amend this combined Code of Ethics and HIPAA Compliance Statement as necessary to reflect changes in laws, regulations, or organizational practices.

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