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Fundraising and HIPAA

Effective Date:    December 2016

 

Policy Statement

 

All fundraising activities within the Columbia University Healthcare Component (CUHC) will be conducted in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

 

Reason(s) for the Policy

 

To provide guidance regarding the use of protected health information (PHI) for fundraising purposes, including the procedure to follow when a patient wishes to opt out of receiving fundraising communications from the CUHC.

 

Primary Guidance to Which This Policy Responds

 

HIPAA  Administrative Simplification and Final Omnibus Rule of 2013 45 CFR § 164.514(f)

 

Responsible University Office & Officer

 

Office of Development, Senior Vice President

Office of HIPAA Compliance, Privacy Officer

 

 

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