Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The University of Montana maintains Policy 440 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect the privacy of individual health information. UM is defined as a “hybrid entity” under HIPAA regulations because it is a covered entity whose activities include both covered and non-covered functions. Whenever a project involves obtaining protected health information (PHI) from a “covered entity,” as defined by HIPAA, proper authorization must be obtained from each individual. The University of Montana has identified the following units as health care components:

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