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Complying with the Standards is two-fold: first, you must understand the minimum administrative, physical, and technical standards that HIPAA requires to be in place to help protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of protected health information, and second, assuming you are a covered entity, you must implement such Standards in your practice.