Contingency Plan Testing and Revision Policy (UBIT HIPAA)

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

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CATEGORY: Administrative Safeguards
TYPE: Addressable Implementation Specification for Contingency Plan Standard
45 CFR 164.308(a)(7)(ii)(D)

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 periodically tests and revises its contingency plan in order to assess its sufficiency, accuracy, and whether it is up to date. Periodic testing and revision of the contingency plan is completed in order to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI.


This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.


Workforce members: Adhere to all policies and procedures as written.

HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Participates, as needed, in periodic testing and revision of contingency plans.

Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring security of ePHI is effective and enforced, in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.

Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services: Oversees the periodic testing and revision of contingency plans.

Contact Information

HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
J. Brice Bible
517 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-7979

Date Approved: 12/4/2017