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: Subpart E - Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
TYPE: Standard: Authorizations for uses and disclosures
CITATION: 45 CFR164.508 Uses and Disclosures for which an Authorization is Required
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 164.508 requires that covered entity, unless otherwise permitted or required by 164.508, not use or disclose ePHI without a valid authorization.
UBIT does not use or disclose ePHI without valid authorization, unless otherwise permitted or required, as described in HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.508.
UBIT uses and discloses ePHI consistent with its valid authorization to do so.
This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.
Workforce members: Adhere to policies and procedures as written.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Ensures that ePHI is not used or disclosed without valid authorization, unless otherwise permitted or required, as describted in HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.508.
Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring the security of ePHI is effective and enforced, in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
Date Approved: 12/6/2017