Missouri State University

HIPAA and Security

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, (HIPAA) Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities (such as Missouri State University) for security purposes. The general requirements ensure Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of personal health information for covered entities, such as Missouri State University. This became law April 20, 2005.

These general requirements applies to electronic Protected Health Information that a covered entity;

  • Creates
  • Maintains
  • Receives and
  • Transmits

It protects against reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of information.

Protects against reasonably anticipated uses and disclosures not permitted by the privacy rule.

Ensures compliance by the workforce.