This tutorial about requests for restriction is the twelth of 24 lessons. HIPAA provides a way for patients to further restrict the way their protectec health information (PHI) is used and disclosed. There are two categories of protections in ยง 164.522. Part A is the standard for requesting restrictions. Part B allows patients to ask for confidential communications. This website is specifically designed for small entities in California. Each tutorial is narrated by Carol Mack, RN, attorney at law.