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HIPAA Resources, Forms, & Policies

HIPAA Resources

NASW-National Provides HIPAA Information, Training, and HIPAA Legal Issue of the Month Articles

NASW has provided members with a wealth of information and resources on HIPAA as it relates to social work practice. These include a set of online HIPAA forms, office policies, and sample documents that can be adapted to an individual social workers’ clinical practice settings; federal government agency resources; practice updates; and Legal Issue of the Month articles. NASW has consolidated this information into this one easy access point for information about HIPAA for social workers. Members can access HIPAA information by clicking the button below:

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Each Legal Issue of the Month presents an overview of a particular legal topic relevant to social work practice focusing on a recent court decision or emerging legal issue. This archive of articles for NASW members addresses commonly-asked questions as well as hot-button emerging issues.
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NASW-MA Chapter provides HIPAA Policies & Forms that have been reviewed, edited, and updated to comply with BOTH National AND Massachusetts Privacy Laws. These customizable forms are available below, free of charge, exclusively for NASW-MA members.

For more information on HIPAA contact NASW-National’s Legal Help Line at 800-638-8799 x592 or Barbara Burka, NASW-MA Director of Clinical Practice and Director of Therapy Matcher, at or 617-227-9635 x120.

HIPAA Forms & Policies

The following HIPAA Forms & Policies were specifically created for use in Massachusetts and are compliant with all federal and Massachusetts laws.

Access to these forms is an NASW-MA member benefit. You must be logged in to download these forms.


  1. Accounting of Disclosures

  2. Authorization

  3. Business Associate Agreement

  4. Notice of Privacy Practices

  5. Request for Restrictions


  1. For Using the Notice of Privacy Practices


  1. Accounting of Disclosures Log

  2. Authorization Contact by Telephone/Verbally in Event of Breach of PHI

  3. Breach Notification - HHS and State Authorities

  4. Breach Notification - Patient

  5. Client Request for Restriction on Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information for Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations

  6. Notice of Privacy Practices

  7. Receipt and Acknowledgment of Notice of Privacy Practices

  8. Sample Business Associate Agreement

  9. Sample Standard Authorization For Disclosure of Mental Health Treatment Information

  10. Sample Standard Authorization to Disclose Substance Abuse Treatment Information

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