Procedure VI.6004.A.a, Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)



Procedure VI.6004.A.a, Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Associated Policy

Policy VI.6004.A, Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Procedures

San Jacinto College complies with the HIPAA related policies of affiliated hospitals, clinics, labs and other health care entities.  The College maintains specific departmental practices to orient and educate students and staff about the affiliated entity’s HIPAA related policies. This orientation is completed prior to students and staff collaborating with the HIPAA health entities.  The College will investigate alleged violations of HIPAA policies involving students and staff at affiliated health entities.  Specific procedures exist for students in the Code of Student Conduct, within the respective instructional program area, and with the HIPAA health entity.  Human Resources has practices in place and will address all reported HIPAA violations involving employees.

Definitions

HIPAA: is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and it protects all individually identifiable health information that is held or transmitted by a covered entity or a business associate.  The College is not bound by HIPAA; however, the hospitals, clinics, or labs with whom we are associated in our instructional programs are considered covered entities by HIPAA. 

Date of SLT Approval

May 30, 2018

 

Effective Date

July 10, 2018

 

Associated Policy

Policy VI.6004.A, Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Primary Owner of Policy Associated with the Procedure

Deputy Chancellor & President

 

Secondary Owner of Policy Associated with the Procedure

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Services