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Privacy & Confidentiality of Health Records

Privacy & Confidentiality of Student Health Records

This joint notice of FERPA and HIPPA privacy practices describes how confidential health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. 

Privacy & Confidentiality

Privacy refers to the right of an individual to keep his or her health information private.
Confidentiality refers to the duty of anyone entrusted with health information to keep that information private.

What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule seeks to protect individually identifiable health information from uses and disclosures that may unnecessarily compromise a person’s privacy. The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities, but balances that protection with permitting the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

A Note to Parents, Guardians and Families

Campus Health is a HIPAA covered entity and is unable to share private health information.

We do follow HIPAA guidelines, so just as a your medical information is private, so is your student’s. But that is the last thing you want to hear from us when you call and are concerned. If your student has an urgent physical illness, our nurses can listen to your concerns and figure out a course of action. However, we do need your student’s permission to discuss their care with you. 

Questions?

Contact the Campus Health Clinic Manager at 504-314-2059 or 504-865-5255.