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Patient Privacy (HIPAA)

Florida International University is committed to protecting the privacy of patients who receive care and treatment at the University’s health care facilities. The University’s framework to protect the privacy of patient information derives from its responsibilities and obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and implementing regulations (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), and other federal and state laws that apply to this information.

In this web page, you will find direct links to the following:

University Privacy and Security Policies

University Notice of Privacy Practices (Effective as of September 1, 2009)

As an FIU employee you must receive HIPAA training if, as part of your responsibilities, you will have access to, create, use, or disclose protected health information on patients receiving care at FIU within a University’s HIPAA hybrid designated health care component unit as referenced within the 1610.005 HIPAA Privacy: Hybrid Entity Policy. 

If you work for an FIU HIPAA hybrid designated health care component unit, you must at a minimum complete HIPAA training at the time of onboarding to FIU, and annually thereafter. Those providing patient care or who have direct patient contact will receive further HIPAA training based on their job classification and title.