HIPAA laws can be found online. But as they are not so simple to understand, you might like to go for one of those packages where you get a HIPAA Regulatory Manual along with a CD-ROM. Periodically, new rules are introduced under HIPAA. So one must buy the latest updated versions of such manuals and CD-ROMs.
The HIPAA laws specifically mention the procedures for getting permission from patients before disclosing their private health care information. There are separate legal rules for providing patients access to their health information. All of these legal provisions may have an impact on your trading partners, also. As a result, you might have to review your contracts.
There are several expert law firms which deal with HIPAA laws. These firms could help you in deciding whether your case falls under HIPAA laws or not. And if it does so, then you can learn what you have to do comply with them.
Remember that there are stringent penalties for violating HIPAA laws, and you might overlook one of the provisions unintentionally. There are several training centers which provide updated information about any law related to HIPAA. Many of them provide tips about how to follow these laws. There are a number of online resources where you can get not only general information on this subject, but have specific queries answered.
There is also software to help ensure that you, as an employer, are following all the legal provisions made under HIPAA. This software monitors the data management processes of your organization and points out errors, which can be rectified on the spot.