HIPAA and a new registration area

Suppose you have a new registration area with a counter where patients sit when registering and signing consent forms. Sufficient space is available for two patients to register simultaneously. A wooden panel measuring two feet wide, five feet high, and four inches thick separates the two stations. Is this HIPAA-compliant? I think this approach to protecting patient privacy during the registration process seems very reasonable. The HIPAA privacy rule does not include specific protections that you must provide. Instead, covered entities may determine on their own how to protect privacy.

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