Compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules create a framework to protect the medical privacy of patients and health plan members. In general, HIPAA privacy regulations allow covered health care providers and health plans to share information for the purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations. Additional information regarding uses or disclosures of health information is described in the “Notices of Privacy Practices.” Please access the “Notice of Privacy Practices” associated with a particular area at Purdue that you wish to review.

The HIPAA security regulations ensure that covered components safeguard protected health information stored electronically. Purdue has implemented policies and procedures in the covered components to address the requirements of this regulation.

Purdue University supports the goals of HIPAA and documents policies and procedures for securing protected health information in its “Compliance with HIPAA Privacy Regulations” policy.

To view the compliance policy, visit

For answers to HIPAA-related questions, contact the HIPAA Privacy Compliance Office at 765-496-1927,, or visit Source: HIPAA Privacy Officer, 601 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2052; e-mail; 765-496-1927.