If you need to copy some medical records that include PHI, you're probably on point when taking steps to ensure privacy. You make sure no one's around. You grab the documents right from the copier when you're done, you don't forget the originals, and you take the records where they need to go. No one sees them. No HIPAA violations here.
Q: When you refer to a laptop being encrypted for security reasons, is that the same as password protected? We have a number of employees with laptops who transport them from work to home and are concerned about a breach if a laptop is stolen.