Guidelines - Fax Transmissions

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In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Executive Memorandum No. 27, and UNMC Policy No. 6045, Privacy, Confidentiality and Information Security, and UNMC Policy No. 6057, Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information, workforce shall use facsimile (fax) transmissions in a manner that will safeguard private and confidential information to the extent possible.

Department administration shall determine what information entrusted to their department is private and/or confidential and shall communicate methods of protecting that information from acquisition through destruction to appropriate persons associated with their department. UNMC workforce and business associates with access to private and/or confidential information will be held accountable for maintaining confidentiality

Facsimile Transmissions Policy #6065