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Fundraising and HIPAA

Effective Date:    November 2018


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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