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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The California State University is mandated by federal law to comply with the federal Standards for Privacy and Security of physical and electronic Individually Identifiable Health Information under Title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (known as HIPAA).

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information (PHI), including individual medical records and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information.
  • The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting electronic PHI (e-PHI).