All student health records are confidential; no information can be released to anyone, including parents or legal guardians, without a release signed by the student. The Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information specifies to whom and about what illnesses or injury information may be released. (It isn’t a “blanket” release.) Exceptions may be made in the case of a legally executed subpoena, according to public health regulations or in the event of a life-threatening situation.
Absolutely no personal medical information will be communicated to patients or others via email. This type of information is given only in person or by telephone, after securing personal identification.
Our complete Privacy Statement can be found at: /sites/default/files/section/student-life/health-center/_files/privacy_notice.pdf
Uses and Disclosure of Health Information
The Student Health Center staff are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. Maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality is a quality standard that is upheld by all of our employees. Our staff is bound by state and federal laws regarding the disclosure of a patient’s personal health information (PHI). For example, this means we will not disclose PHI without your consent to Deans, Professors, other University staff, parents or other parties unless there is a serious danger to you or someone else. In the event of an emergency situation requiring hospitalization where it is impossible to obtain a student's permission, the parent or legal guardian will be notified by the hospital.
Technology and Informed Consent
The Student Health Center uses computer technology for the scheduling of patients, data collection, and note-taking. The server in which our information is kept is through Medicat LLC, which is independent from the general college system, to store the data which is encrypted and hidden and is HIPPA compliant. We make every effort possible to protect the confidential information that is entered into the computer system.
In most cases and according to New York State Medical Records law, you have the right to review or receive a copy of your health information. You also have a right to receive a list of instances where we have disclosed health information about you for reasons other than treatment, payment or related administrative purposes. If you believe information in your record is incorrect or if important information is missing, you have the right to request a correction of the existing information or add the missing information.
Our Legal Duty
We’re required by law to protect the privacy of your health information, provide this notice about our information practices and follow the information practices described in this notice.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact :
Deborah Dibble, MS,FNP, Director , Student Health Center, Telephone: (716) 673-3131, Email: email@example.com or
Monica White, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Telephone: 716-673-3271, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.