Content of Notification 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: Notification in the Case of Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information
Implementation Specification for Notification to Individuals
45 CFR 164.404 (c) Implementation Specification: Content of Notification

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 164.404 requires a covered entity, following the discovery of a breach of unsecured PHI, to notify the appropriate individuals.


UBIT provides notification written in plain language to individuals affected by a breach of unsecured ePHI.


This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.


Workforce members: Adhere to policies and procedures as written.

HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Ensures that required notification to individuals includes the required elements and that the notification is written in plain language.

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

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: 12/6/2017