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Assigned Security Responsibility (2016) Policy

Reference: 45 CFR 164.308(a)(2)
Last Updated: January 8, 2024


The purpose of the Assigned Security Responsibility Policy is:

  • Assign a Security Officer and identify the responsibilities of this position to include but not limited to:
    • Manage and supervise the execution and use of security measures to protect data.
    • Manage and supervise personnel in relation to the protection of this data.
  • Implement, test, and maintain physical safeguard.


Procedure: In order to assess and prioritize tasks regarding this policy we have:

  • Assign an individual for this position based on the requirements delineated in the Position Description (Position Description copy is included in the Chapter designated as Forms).
  • Evaluate, at least on an annual basis, effectiveness of security manager based on the following tasks:
    • Implementation and development of security policies and procedures.
    • Staff training and feedback.
    • Gap analysis and internal security audits.
    • Violations of security policies.
    • Professional development.
    • Risk management.
    • Initiative and ability to handle stress.
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