Facility Security Plan 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: Physical Safeguards
TYPE: Addressable Implementation Specification for Facility Access Controls Standard
45 CFR 164.310(a)(2)(ii)

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 164.310(a) requires a covered entity to implement policies and procedures to limit physical access to its electronic information systems and the facility or facilities in which they are housed, while ensuring that properly authorized access is allowed.


UBIT implements policies and procedures that safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI by protecting facilities and ePHI Systems from unauthorized physical access, tampering or theft.


This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.


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

HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Ensures the security of ePHI is effective and enforced.

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

Vice-President and Chief Information Officer: Responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures are implemented in order to safeguard the facility and the equipment that contains ePHI from unauthorized physical access, tampering, and theft.

Contact Information

HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer
Website: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit.html

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
J. Brice Bible
517 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-7979
Email: vpcio@buffalo.edu
Website: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit.html

Date Approved: 12/4/2017