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Rowan University Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity

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About HIPAA

Within certain guidelines found in the regulation, covered entities may disclose information for:

Consumer Control - the regulation provides consumers with critical new rights to control the release of their medical information.

Boundaries - with few exceptions, an individual's health care information should be used for health purposes only, including treatment and payment.

Accountability - Under HIPAA, for the first time, there will be specific federal penalties if a patient's right to privacy is violated.

Public Responsibility - the new standards reflect the need to balance privacy protections with the public responsibility to support such national priorities as protecting public health, conducting medical research, improving the quality of care, and fighting health care fraud and abuse.

Security - it is the responsibility of organizations that are entrusted with health information to protect it against deliberate or inadvertent misuse or disclosure.

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