HIPAA Research Compliance

Research health information that is associated with a health care service is subject to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Other state and federal laws govern privacy and confidentiality of personal health information obtained in research.

State and federal privacy laws protect the use and release of your health information. Under these laws, the University of California or your health care provider cannot release your health information to the research team unless an authorization is obtained. See the Research Authorization form (pdf).