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WEST COAST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT NAME: _______________________ NURSING COURSE:

________ DATE: _________ Go to the following website: www.utexas.edu/nursing/docs/hipaa.ppt PowerPoint Presentation - HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and ... The University of Texas at Austin. School of Nursing. HIPAA Supplemental Training for Health Care Settings. Read the powerpoint presentations and answer the following questions. Do not turn in the certificate at the end of the presentation. Turn in the completed test to your clinical instructor on the second day of clinical. 1. Which term best describes any data about the client that would tend to identify the individual by name, hospital, social security number or medical diagnosis? a. Medical Records Data (MRD). b. Minimum Data Set (MDS). c. Protected Health Information (PHI). d. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 2. Which statement best describes why HIPAA regulations were designed? a. HIPAA protects an individuals right to privacy and confidentiality. b. HIPAA ensures the nurse will not divulge any personal client information. c. HIPAA is a state mandated law protecting the client medical diagnosis. d. HIPAA assists the health insurance companies obtain clients information. 3. The client asks the nurse, Can I please see my medication administration record? Which statement is the nurse best response? a. You will need to ask your doctor if you can see your chart. b. I am sorry only hospital personnel can look into your chart. c. Why do you want to look at your medication record? d. Yes, I will get your record so you can see your medications. 4. Which objective does the privacy regulations accomplish for clients? a. Gives clients less control over their health information. b. Sets boundaries on the use and disclosure of health records. c. Holds violators accountable through federal penalties. d. Ensures clients can have copies of their medical records.

5. The nurse finds a clients nurses notes on a table in the hospital cafeteria. Which action should the nurse implement? a. Notify the hospital privacy officer. b. Contact the clients health care provider. c. Shred the clients nurses notes. d. Leave the nurses notes on the table. 6. The nursing students asks the nursing instructor, When can I discuss my clients Protected Health Information? Which statement is the nursing instructors best response? a. You can discuss the clients medical information with anyone in the hospital. b. You are worried about when you can discuss your clients health information. c. You can only discuss it with the clients health care provider and primary nurse. d. You can discuss it if the information applies to your education or your clients care. 7. Which action should the nursing student take when preparing a clients nursing care plan? a. Take a photocopy of the clients records home to write the care plan. b. Use the clients initials when writing the nursing care plan. c. Do not use any web sites or nursing journals when preparing the care plan. d. Ask the client if it is all right to read the medical records when doing the care plan. 8. Which professional consequence can occur if the nurse violates HIPAA regulations? a. Civil or criminal penalties. b. Disciplinary action by the Board of Nursing Examiners. c. Monetary fine plus imprisonment. d. Termination from the hospital. 9. Which right is not one of the Seven Patient Rights Regarding Privacy of PHI? Individuals have the right to: a. receive notice of an agencys privacy practices. b. consent to and control the use and disclosure of their PHI. c. file privacy complaints to agency officer. d. know that an agency will use its PHI for any purpose. 10. The nursing student has a question concerning a possible HIPAA violation in the nursing unit. Which action should the nursing student do? a. Notify the hospitals HIPAA privacy officer. b. Contact the nursing instructor to discuss the situation. c. Access the HIPAA federal web site. d. Do not ask the question until post-coference.

11. The daughter of an elderly asks to see her mothers chart. Which action should the nurse implement? a. Allow the daughter to see her mothers chart at the nurses station. b. Ask the client if she will allow her daughter to see her chart. c. Tell the daughter to obtain a copy of the chart from medical records. d. Inform the HCP the daughter is wanting to see her mothers chart. 12. The nursing student overhears two nurses talking about a client in the elevator. Which action should the nursing student take first? a. Notify the nursing instructor immediately. b. Contact the hospital privacy officer. c. Ask the nurses to stop talking about the client. d. Take no action since the student is not a hospital employee. 13. Which action can occur if the WCU nursing student violates HIPAA regulations? a. Possible dismissal from the School of Nursing. b. Automatic failure of the clinical course. c. No action since this is a learning experience. d. Referral to the WCU privacy officer. 14. Which type of setting does HIPAA apply? a. Schools and homes. b. Shuttle and public buses. c. Hospitals and clinics. d. All of the above. 15. Which statement best describes why HIPAA is important to the client? a. HIPAA will pay for clients to have genetic counseling for certain diseases. b. HIPAA holds technology violators accountable for accidental interception of PHI. c. HIPAA markets unsolicited products based on harvested marketing data. d. HIPAA helps ensure the client receives safe and competent medical care. 16. A primary nurse tells the student nurse to Xerox the Social History part of the clients chart so it can be taken home to work on the students care plan. Which action should the student nurse take? a. Xerox the Social History and take it home. b. Take it home but make sure no one sees the document. c. Explain that client documents cannot be Xeroxed. d. Ask the instructor to Xerox the client documents.

17. The nurse is caring for a client who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The nurse goes to the same church as the client and tells the priest about the clients situation. Is the nurse violating HIPAA regulations? a. Yes, this is a HIPAA violation. b. No, this is not a HIPAA violation. 18. The nurse charting on computer at the nurses station logs off the computer when answering a clients call light. Is the nurse violating HIPAA regulations? a. Yes, this is a HIPAA violation. b. No, this is not a HIPAA violation. 19. The nurse tells the unlicensed nursing assistant (UAP) the client is being scheduled for emergency surgery in the morning. Is the nurse violating HIPAA regulations? a. Yes, this is a HIPAA violation. b. No, this is not a HIPAA violation. 20. The female nursing student is discussing a client she cared for in the quad area at West Coast University. Is the nursing student violating HIPAA regulations? a. Yes, this is a HIPAA violation. b. No, this is not a HIPAA violation.