Updated for 2020. This class will present the HIPAA law, including the privacy and security rules, and the exemption for Workers Compensation. We will also address the focus of the Office of Civil Rights for 2017 and special circumstances involving the HIPAA law, including HIV, LGBT communities, the cloud computing and information on the opioid epidemic and HIPAA. Also presented is the final rule for the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also called The Common Rule, which went into effect in January 2019. There have been some changes made affecting those in healthcare for 2020, including a change in operating systems (Windows 7). Social media and telemedicine are also raising questions regarding privacy and confidentiality. Included are the HIPPA requirements for portable devices.