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HIPAA Regulations

University of Missouri Health Care and University Physicians are considered covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104 –191.

The HIPAA privacy rule provides federal protections for personal health information and gives patients an array of rights with respect to this information. The privacy rule does allow disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other specific purposes outlines in the law.

Please click www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/ for more information about HIPAA.

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