The Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice and counsel to all colleges, departments, centers, and institutes of the University of Houston System, which includes among others, the College of Medicine, College of Optometry, School of Nursing, and Speech and Language Center. The OGC also monitors new laws, rules, and regulations in regard to Health Affairs. Protecting the privacy of patient, employee, and student information is a vital part of the area of Health Affairs. Our office handles the review of policies, procedures, and practices to, among other things, maintain the privacy of patients, employees, and students in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and Texas House Bill 300.
Guidelines: HIPAA AND MEDICAL PRIVACY: Guidelines for Faculty, Staff and Students Relating to Protected Health Information
Quick Guidelines HIPAA AND MEDICAL PRIVACY: Quick Guidelines for Faculty, Staff and Students Relating to Protected Health Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath and Human Services website
Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information for Research Purposes. Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information for Research Purposes Form