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HIPAA for Individuals Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to common questions about HIPAA and privacy concerns.

If a student is seen at a CMU clinic does the HIPAA Privacy Rule apply?

  • No, if a student is seen at a CMU Clinic, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) rules will apply. FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student records.
  •  For more information regarding FERPA, please visit U.S. Department of Education.

How can I report a HIPAA incident or file a complaint?

What are my patient rights under HIPAA?

  • If you would like to learn more regarding how CMU uses your health information, please visit CMU's  Notice of Privacy Practices page.

Who do I contact if I have question about HIPAA?

  • Please contact the Office of HIPAA Compliance.