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: Physical Safeguards
CITATION: 45 CFR 164.310(c)
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 164.310(c) requires a covered entity to implement physical safeguards for all workstations that access ePHI and to restrict workstation access to authorized users.
UBIT takes reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to workstations that can access ePHI by implementing physical safeguards while maintaining the access for authorized workforce members.
This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.
Workforce members: Adhere to all policies and procedures as written.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Takes reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to workstations that can access ePHI while maintaining the access of authorized workforce members.
Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring security of ePHI is effective and enforced, in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
Date Approved: 12/6/2017