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Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

Effective Date: March 2019


Policy Statement

The Columbia University Healthcare Component (CUHC) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI). CUHC may Use and Disclose PHI only as required or permitted under the Privacy Rule, and consistent with CUHC’s Notice of Privacy Practices.

When requesting, using, or disclosing PHI, CUHC will make reasonable efforts to limit the Use and Disclosure of PHI to the Minimum Necessary to accomplish the intended purpose(s) of the Use, Disclosure, or request.


Reason(s) for the Policy

To define how PHI may be Used and Disclosed consistent with applicable city, state, and federal regulatory requirements.



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