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I'm starting my first website for a doctor's office and I'm wondering if the website needs to be on a HIPAA compliant server, even if no patient health information is collected or stored on the server? There would be no storing or even collecting of any patient health information.

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An ordinary website, such as one advertising office hours, contact information and related media should be fine, so long as it is completely separate from the HIPAA-compliant network & systems that serve the doctor's office.

This also means that you cannot use this webserver for any remote-access services (ie: VPN portal), regardless of the fact that the webserver itself will not be "storing" any PII.

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To add some additional info. I would post a warning on the contact us section that no medical information is to be transmitted and provide a safe method if one exists. Also, the practice's Notice of Privacy Practices has to be posted on the site per HIPAA requirements.

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