HIPAA Compliance for Active Directory

I've looked everywhere but can't seem to find any information, or valid templates, that I can use to configure Microsoft Active Directory to make it HIPAA compliant. Therefore the question is, does anyone have a site or information that I can use to configure Group Policy in Active Directory to affect users and computers that will be HIPAA compliant?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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andrew_aj1Commented:
The HIPAA requirements are very vague at best. There is not set standard really. Personally I have the following setup for my clients that must comply with the HIPAA standards.
Every use has their own logon/password
They are only granted access to what they need and more more
They are required to change their password every 3 months
All tape backup are encrypted
The servers are stored in a locked room with limited access
Firewalls are setup to only let the required traffic in
Thats basically what I have done. One thing to do is document every security measure you use to comply with the HIPAA standards just in case you get an audit.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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