Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act forms can be found online to view or download at the University of California San Francisco website and at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website. Available forms include notice of privacy practices, HIPAA authorization forms and patient consent forms, notes UCSF.
HIPAA is a federal policy that requires medical professionals, health care providers, health insurers and health care clearinghouses to protect the privacy of patients and consumers, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Under HIPAA, patient information must be kept confidential except from the patient and attending physician. Doctors can release information in some circumstances, but this almost always requires the consent of the patient, explains Family Practice Management.