Does Google Docs enable HIPAA compliance?

Google has stated that Google Docs enables HIPAA compliance and that Google will sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA).

Privacy settings for each Google Doc should be configured so that they cannot be viewed unless a user has permission. Titles shouldn’t contain any patient information. Additional precautions are recommended, such as backing up Google Docs data.

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Google Docs is an online word processor that allows Google users to edit, share, and even collaborate on the same document simultaneously.

This web page was updated on September 28, 2022.


Readers should perform their own research before making the final decision. The information on the Jotform HIPAA Compliance Checker does not constitute official healthcare or legal advice. Jotform is not liable for any damage or liabilities arising out of or connected in any manner with this platform.

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