Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law
that was enacted in 1996. The Privacy Rule went into effect on April 14, 2003 requiring
researchers to address the privacy of research participants health information.
An announcement about the University's HIPAA policies and procedures with regards
to research was distributed in a Letter
to the Research Community on November 12, 2002.
Regulations implementing the HIPAA privacy rule must be complied with for all health
care providers, clearinghouses and third parties who have access to identifiable
HIPAA Privacy Rule Guidance for Researchers
Data Use Agreement
UPMC Honest Broker Certification Policy
HIPAA Research Agreement