UCSF Privacy and Confidentiality

UCSF is committed to protecting the personal, sensitive, and medical information of its patients, research subjects, students, and workforce. As such, the UCSF Privacy Office established and maintains a Privacy Compliance Program to promote information privacy awareness amongst the UCSF community and to ensure that UCSF’s workforce has the training and resources needed to protect private information, report privacy issues and concerns, and refer questions to the Privacy Office when additional guidance is needed.

Our website provides privacy educational tools and resources, clarifies frequently asked questions, and provides contact information to ask questions or report privacy concerns.

Important Announcements:

Summer 2015 Privacy Beat Newsletter is here – get it while it’s hot!

The UCSF Privacy Office recently published its Summer 2015 Privacy Beat Newsletter, This is the 2015 Privacy Training edition and contains articles related to:

  • Maintaining Appropriate Access
  • Keeping Hard Copy Information Safe
  • Technology Security
  • Cloud Storage
  • Patient HIPAA Rights
  • Preventing Misdirected Documents
  • Secure Emailing
  • Verbal Disclosures
  • Physical Security
  • Research Privacy
  • Photography and Video Recording
  • Campus Privacy

It’s not too late! Complete the required 2014 Privacy and Security Briefing now.

Although the deadline has passed, if you haven’t yet completed the 2014 Privacy and Security Briefing, please do as soon as possible. It contains information relating to the UCSF encryption requirements for electronic devices and HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule changes. To access the training, visit the UC Learning Center and search for “2014 Privacy and Security Briefing” and launch the course.

UCSF Medical Center has a new Notice of Privacy Practice!

As a result of the Final Omnibus Rule changes, the UCSF Health System Notice of Privacy Practice (NPP) and Acknowledgement of Receipt Form have been updated and are available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Effective September 23, 2013, the updated NPP must be provided to all new patients, to patients who have recently turned 18 years of age at their next encounter, and to anyone else who requests a copy.

Click here to view the current versions.

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