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Notice of Privacy Practices

Effective Date:    December 2016

 

Policy Statement

 

The Columbia University Healthcare Component (CUHC) will provide every new patient with the Notice of Privacy Practices (Notice) in compliance with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

 

Reason(s) for the Policy

 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
include a regulatory requirement to provide every new patient with the organization’s Notice of Privacy Practices (Notice).
The Notice informs patients how their protected health information (PHI) may be accessed, used and disclosed by the CUHC and how to exercise their rights with respect to their PHI.

 

Primary Guidance to Which This Policy Responds

 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 45 CFR 164.520  

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/notice.html

 

Responsible University Office & Officer

 

Office of HIPAA Compliance, Privacy Officer

 

 

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