The Catholic University of America

HIPAA and Consumer Privacy Materials


 HITECH Act Amendments

HITECH Act: New Law Requires Significant Investment in Health Information Privacy and Security: NACUANOTES July 17, 2009 by Barbara Bennett and Alexander Dreier, Hogan and Hartson


HIPAA Privacy Rule

Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to Student Health Records Issued November 2008. The guidance addresses the interplay between FERPA and the HIPAA Privacy Rule at elementary and secondary levels, as well as at the postsecondary level and addresses many of the questions raised by school officials, health care professionals, and others regarding the applicability of these two laws to records maintained on students. It also addresses certain disclosures that are allowed without consent or authorization under both laws, especially those related to health and safety emergency situations.



HIPAA and Higher Education


HIPAA Privacy Primer for the College or University Administrator
White Paper prepared by Gerald Woods, Kilpatrick Stockton, L.L.P., for the American Council on Education, December, 2002.

Impact of the HIPAA Privacy Rule on Academic Research
November 22, 2002 ACE White Paper, Prepared by Gerald W. Woods, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Augusta, Georgia 
HIPAA and Higher Education, by C.W. Goldsmith.


updated 7/7/10 mlo