The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules create a framework to protect the privacy and security of patient’s and health plan member’s health information. Purdue University supports the goals of HIPAA and documents its commitment to comply with these laws in its "Compliance with HIPAA Privacy Regulations” policy.
Areas at Purdue who are designated as covered by the HIPAA regulations are responsible for providing comprehensive training to staff regarding its privacy policies and procedures as necessary to carry out their functions.
Each area is required to ensure that all staff including new and existing employees, volunteers, trainees or others whose conduct is under the control of the entity are trained. Follow-up training is expected to occur annually.
There are two methods provided for training:
An online training utility
OR Materials that can be shared with staff.
Please discuss the preferred method of training for your department with your HIPAA liaison.