Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Privacy Policies for the Healthcare Professional. Most of us know how to say nothing--few of us know when. It is important that you know your clientsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ rights and your responsibilities. What to share or not to share, when, and with whom? This presentation provides an overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and broadly describes how this regulation will affect the healthcare worker.