This manual is designed to help owners, operators, managers, and employees of assisted living communities understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996—better known as HIPAA—and comply with the law. It includes a variety of important guidelines, worksheets, forms, and resources for your use and reference as you seek to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance. The manual has been developed for use by any Wisconsin assisted living provider, whether licensed as a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF), Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC), or Adult Family Home (AFH).
This manual focuses specifically on HIPAA compliance for assisted living communities in Wisconsin. As such, we advise caution if you are using this guide as a resource for information about HIPAA compliance in any other area of health care or in another state. Should you need such information, please consult your legal counsel.