Ensure the organization maintains an appropriate privacy practices

Take a lead role, to ensure the organization maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality consents, authorization forms and information notices and materials reflecting current organization and legal practices and requirements.

The privacy officer leads initiatives to establish policies, procedures and key documents addressing confidentiality and privacy requirements. In health care organizations, key documentation includes confidentiality consent and authorization forms, as well as information notices and other materials describing policies and requirements. The officer may work closely with legal, human resources and leadership team members to ensure all state and federal HIPAA requirements have been identified and met.

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