HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This law mandates improved practices for the management and protection of health information.  It also allows an employee to roll over benefits from one employer group health insurance plan to another without significant loss of benefits.

Notice of Privacy Practices

The Student Health Center is governed by HIPAA regulations and is required by federal law to maintain the privacy of protected health information (PHI). Additionally, the Student Health Center is required to provide notice of our obligation to protect (PHI) and to explain privacy practices. The privacy and confidentiality of your personal and health information is of paramount importance to us.

You may view the specific content of this federal act by clicking on http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/. Please understand that there are differences in the level of protections afforded by HIPAA.

The Student Health Center is required to obtain written authorization to release Protected Health Information (PHI) for purposes not directly related to treatment, payment, or health care operations.  The Student Health Center will comply with all HIPAA laws and regulations which represent the hightest standard available for protection of your confidential health information.