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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) create a framework to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ health information as it is used and disclosed by covered healthcare providers and covered health plans. Purdue supports the goals of HIPAA and HITECH and documents its commitment to comply in its “Compliance with HIPAA Privacy Regulations” policy. View the compliance policy at www.purdue.edu/policies/records/viiia1.html.HIPAA

Information regarding how protected health information will be used or disclosed is described in the Notices of Privacy Practices. The Notice associated with a particular healthcare provider or Purdue’s employee health plans may be viewed at www.purdue.edu/hipaa.

For answers to HIPAA-related questions, contact the HIPAA Privacy Compliance Office at 765-496-1927, hipaa-privacy@purdue.edu, or visit www.purdue.edu/hipaa.

Source: HIPAA Privacy Officer
601 Stadium Mall Dr., Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2052
765-496-1927