Staff HR Policy D-747.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

It shall be the policy of Northwestern Michigan College and any third party assisting in the administration of its employees' and/or plan members' (hereafter referred to as plan member) claims to comply with all requirements and regulations of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information and access to this information by plan members.  The College health benefit plan has been amended to comply with the requirements described in this policy and procedure D-747.01.

Any questions about this policy and procedure D-747.01 should be directed to:

 Carol A. Kasper
 Privacy Officer
 Northwestern Michigan College
 1701 East Front Street
 Traverse City, Michigan, 49686
 231.995.1362

The Director of Human Resources, with the appropriate involvement of the College Privacy Officer or designee, will provide for the development of procedures to implement this policy.



Authorized on 11/24/09

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