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UW HIPPA Policies

UW is committed to protecting the privacy of individual health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  UW is a hybrid entity as defined by HIPAA and has designated its healthcare components in this Presidential Directive.  UW has developed the following policies, which apply to UW’s designated covered components.

Chapter 1 INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

1.1        HIPAA General Policy and Administrative Requirements

Chapter 2  DEFINITIONS

2.1        Definitions

Chapter 3 USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

3.1        General Rules for Uses and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

3.2        Release of Protected Health Information With Individual’s Authorization

3.3(A)    Permitted Disclosures Without Individual’s Authorization: Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment or Health Operations

3.3(B)    Permitted Disclosures Without Individual’s Authorization: Uses and Disclosures Requiring an Opportunity for the Individual to Agree or to Object

3.3(C)    Permitted Disclosures Without Individual’s Authorization or Opportunity to Object

3.4        De-Identifiable Health Information, Limited Data Set Request and Data Use Agreement

3.5        Sanctions

3.6        Notification of Breach

Chapter 4 PATIENT’S RIGHTS IN REGARD TO PRIVACY OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

4.1        Notice of Privacy Practices Policy

4.2        Request for Amendment of Protected Health Information

4.3        Right to Request Restrictions on Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information

4.4        Request for Confidential Communications

4.5        Right of Access to Protected Health Information

4.6        Accounting and Disclosures of Protected Health Information

4.7        Complaint Process

Chapter 5 Security and Safeguards

5.1        Security Standards: General Rules

5.2        Security Rule Administrative Safeguards

5.3        Physical Safeguards

5.4       Security Rule Technical Safeguards

For questions regarding HIPAA privacy and security, or if you have trouble accessing this page or the policies because of a disability, please contact:

hipaa@uwyo.edu

David L. Jones

Interim Dean of Health Sciences, UW Privacy Officer

Phone: (307) 766-6556

Robert Aylward

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UW Security Officer

Phone:  (307) 766-4860


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