Risk Management 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: Required implementation Specification for Security Management Process Standard
CITATION: 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(B)

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 (OCR). HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.308(a)(1)(i) requires a covered entity to implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations.


UBIT implements security measures sufficient to reduce risks and vulnerabilities to ePHI to a reasonable and appropriate level.


This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.


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

HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Implements security measures to reduce the risks to ePHI to a reasonable and appropriate level.

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

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: 12/6/2017