Category: HIPAA Security
Responsible Office: UBIT HIPAA Compliance
Responsible Executive: Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO)
Approved By (Name/Title): J. Brice Bible, VPCIO
CATEGORY: Administrative Safeguards
TYPE: Addressable Implementation Specification for Contingency Plan Standard
CITATION: 45 CFR 164.308(a)(7)(ii)(E)
The University at Buffalo Information Technology (UBIT) operates as a covered entity as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights. HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.308 (a)(7)(i) requires a covered entity to establish and implement as needed policies and procedures for responding to an emergency or other occurrence (for example: fire, vandalism, system failure, natural disaster, etc.) that damages systems containing ePHI.
UBIT assesses the relative criticality of specific applications and data in support of other contingency plan components.
This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.
Workforce members: Adhere to all policies and procedures as written.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Assesses the relative criticality of specific applications and data in support of other contingency plan components.
Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring the security ePHI is effective and enforced, in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
Date Approved: 12/4/2017