The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that all protected health information be kept private and secure by all persons that handle, or have access to, that information. Since Human Services students and faculty use protected health information as part of the educational process, all Human Services students must complete an online HIPAA Training Module on an annual basis upon enrollment in HUSE 2471/HUSE 2472 to remain in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

Students are not allowed to enter the internship settings/fieldwork until this training has been completed. Any violations of HIPAA regulations will result in disciplinary actions up to and including withdrawal from the program depending on the severity of the violation.  Any intentional or unintentional disclosures of PHI require completion of a HIPAA Event Notification form within 3 working days of discovery of a possible breach.

Please follow the link below to the HIPAA page:  this will give you access to both the HIPAA compliance manual and the training.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)