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The law that I am discussing in this paper will be the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has influenced and impacted health care in extraordinary ways. It was designed to ensure adequate procedures were implemented and adhered by so that patients could feel safe while receiving care. Patients receive attention and service from different medical professionals and have the fear that their private medical information could be accessed, shared or misused by individuals who do not need to know. Several rules and regulations are set up to assure all properprecautions when handling patient records.Analyze the relationship between law and policy in health care.The relationship between HIPAA and policy in health care has become more and more intertwined. For the HIPAA law to be followed and adhered to, then policies had to be implemented by all medical personnel and facilities as required by law. With all the new advances in technology and patient(s) being more involved with their care and treatment, there had to be a way for everyone to feel secure and provide or receive care. The implementation of the HIPAA law and policy must go hand in hand because it deals with a multitude of informationsuch as health plans, medical records, personal information and request corrections. Many Medical participants will have to change their policies to guarantee that patient information is safe and secure. New systems will store medical information as well as new accesses for patient records and the fact that patients now have the right to access their personal medical information and records as well. New notifications must be sent out regarding policy and procedures; disclosures and indemnification clause have to be up to date and notices sent to all parties involved. Differentiate legislative versus institutional policies in health care.Legislative in health care means that there was a problem, and there needs to be a solution. In health care legislative takes the approach of recognizing the problem whether it be treatments, care, patient(s) safety, privacy or administering medication when it comes to an individual. Then there has to be a solution was chosen that works for the facility. Legislative policies outline or enhance the insurance department's power to regulate. Institutional policies occur in hospital settings or long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for people that have disabilities, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and assisted living facilities. Institutional policies state that they must be licensed and certified to operate and are subjected to review at regular periods. Medicaid is the primary form of insurance for most