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Official policies of St. Mary's University

Health Insurance Probability and Accountability

Approver(s):

Executive Council

Authorizes release:

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Responsible office:

Human Resources

Review cycle:

Annually or as required

Adopted:

January 2003

Last update:

October 2016

Next review:

June 2017

Related policies and additional references:

Personnel Manual; Faculty Handbook

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rules, effective with respect to the University’s health plans on April 14, 2003, limit the University’s ability to receive and use individually identifiable health information (“Protected Health Information”). Protected Health Information can be used only for purposes of administering the health plans and not for other purposes (including, especially, employment-related purposes such as hiring and firing decisions). Questions regarding HIPAA should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

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