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Health Information Privacy Policy: Watkins Health Services


To identify how Watkins Health Services will protect confidential health information for all patients.

Applies to: 

All persons receiving services at Watkins Health Services.

Policy Statement: 

Watkins Health Services complies with all university policies and procedures, and state and federal laws relating to confidentiality and privacy of patient information.

Watkins Health Services maintains internal policies and procedures which assure information privacy.


Watkins Health Services
Watkins Memorial Health Center
1200 Schwegler Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Approved by: 
Watkins Health Services Director
Approved on: 
Saturday, February 1, 2003
Effective on: 
Saturday, February 1, 2003
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

There are a number of privacy laws and regulations which govern how health information can be shared. However, one of the most significant in recent years has been HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Watkins Health Services complies with all HIPAA regulations to assure patient health information is protected.

Specific policies/procedures relating to information privacy are listed with this document.

Protected Health Information; PHI; disclosure; consent; authorization; privacy; HIPAA; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; medical record; patient right; ePHI Electronic Protected Health Information;
Change History: 

9/14/2018: Updated old link name under Related Policies
09/11/2018: Updated old links under Related Policies.
04/26/2017: Updated link for AD-308 Authorization for Use & Disclosure of PHI.
04/01/2016: Removed a link and updated an outdated link.
11/20/2014: Fixed broken links under Related Policies.
10/27/2014: Updated the title of the unit to Watkins Health Services.

Information Access & Technology Categories: 
Privacy & Security
Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

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