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• Athletic Training Facilities
• Center for Neurobehavioral Health
• Speech and Hearing Center
• Student Health and Counseling Center
• Ward Hall Counseling Clinic

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act at SUNY Plattsburgh   

What Is HIPAA?

HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The HIPAA Rules provide federal protections for patient health information held by Covered Entities and Business Associates. HIPAA gives patients many rights with respect to their health information.

What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

  1. To provide portability of health insurance Title I of the HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs.
  2. To protect consumer rights, improve efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery and reduce opportunities for fraud and abuse.

Title II, the Administrative Simplification of the HIPAA, requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addresses the security and privacy of health data.

Timelines for Compliance for the HIPAA Standards

  • Transactions and Code Sets - October 16, 2003
  • Privacy - April 14, 2003
  • Security - April 20, 2005
  • Identifier - October 31, 2014

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Contact Information

Anika Fullum, HIPAA Privacy Officer
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Phone: (518) 564-2538
Email: hipaaprivacy@plattsburgh.edu