Accounting of PHI Disclosures

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POLICY NO: 6061
EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/17/03

Accounting of Protected Health Information Disclosures Policy

NOTE: These guidelines are provided to assist UNMC workforce, including those in the patient treatment areas of the Munroe-Meyer Institute, the College of Medicine Optical Shop, the Lions Eye Bank and the College of Dentistry, as applicable, comply with HIPAA regulations. Those departments and clinics which fall under the jurisdiction of The Nebraska Medical Center and/or University Medical Associates should consult the policies and procedures of those entities for authoritative guidance.

Basis for Policy


It is the policy of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to use and disclose protected health information in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requirements and Executive Memorandum No. 27.

Policy

UNMC, upon written request, shall provide patients with a list of individuals/organizations to which their protected health information (PHI) has been disclosed.

Definitions

Protected Health Information (PHI) is individually identifiable health information. Health information means any information, whether oral or recorded in any medium, that:

  • is created or received by UNMC; and
  • relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.

Records containing PHI, in any form, are the property of UNMC. The PHI contained in the record is the property of the individual who is the subject of the record.

PHI excludes student education records (as defined in UNMC Policy No. 6045, Privacy, Confidentiality and Information Security ) covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and employee records held by UNMC in its role as employer.

For more information, contact Sheila Wrobel, Privacy Officer, The Nebraska Medical Center Medical Records at 559-4705 or see Accounting of Protected Health Information Disclosures Procedures.

Accounting of Protected Health Information Disclosures Procedures / Request for Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information

This is a new UNMC Policy.

This page updated on Monday, February 16, 2004, by dkp.