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Physical Safeguards: Access Controls

Physical safeguards include the physical aspects of protecting ePHI, and are of course comparable to similar safeguards discussed with the Privacy regulation. Examples of would include:

  • Limiting access to facilities where ePHI is being used by:
    • Locking doors in work areas
    • Wearing your ID badge at all times
    • Limiting visitor access
  • Limiting access to workstations with ePHI by:
    • Turning computer screens away from view.
    • Locking up or otherwise securing laptops and mobile devices.
    • Taking special precautions to secure workstations in public areas.