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)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (Creole version)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (English version)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (Spanish version)
As an FIU employee you must receive HIPAA training if, as part of your responsibilities, you will have access to personally identifiable information on patients receiving care at FIU or if you work in one of the University’s HIPAA designated health care components.
If you work for an FIU HIPAA covered entity, you must at a minimum complete HIPAA training at the time of onboarding to FIU, and annually thereafter. FIU units are encouraged to provide additional HIPAA training.