Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

All students receive training on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. This will be a live presentation during new student orientation, but it is required to complete an online training each subsequent year while a student.

HIPPA requires that covered entities train all members of its students, workforce, volunteers, trainees, and anyone else who represents the organization in privacy and security policies and procedures.

See the following link for details on HIPPA

elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/hipaa/policies-procedures.aspx

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that organizations are required to create and utilize "appropriate sanctions against workforce members who violate policies and procedures." Should a breach occur, TTUHSC El Paso must conduct a confidential and timely investigation of the matter in accordance with TTUHSC El Paso policies to lessen the harmful effect to wronged party to the maximum extent practical.