CSU Health Network is committed the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and clients, including protecting private health information.
CSU Health Network is required by law to maintain the privacy of your personal health information by the terms of the most current Notice of Privacy Practices, and to provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. CSU Health Network reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice of Privacy and to make any new Notice provisions effective for all Protected Health Information (PHI). CSU Health Network will inform patients of changes to this Notice by requesting that all patients read and sign a new and updated Notice of Privacy each time a change in content occurs (at patient’s next visit).
HIPAA and Confidentiality
CSU Health Network is dedicated to providing quality care to students in a private and confidential setting. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is a federal law that carefully protects private health information of patients and clients. Both HIPAA and the ethics of the provider/patient/client relationship guard each student’s privacy. No private health information can be given to Deans, professors, parents, significant others, friends, family members or other physicians without the explicit written consent of the student.
- Protected health information cannot be released without the patient or client’s written consent/authorization unless mandated by law. If a patient is 18 years of age or older, CSU Health Network cannot release any information without the student’s consent, even to parents. This information includes diagnosis, appointment history, test results, and billing information. A Consent/Authorization to Access or Release Protected Health Information form is available if you would like to release your protected health information. This form must be filled out in person at the CSU Health Network or by contacting the Medical Records department to request a copy of the form.
- To have health information shared with parents, professors, etc., an Information Exchange form needs to be completed. This form must be filled out in person at the CSU Health Network or by contacting the Medical Records department to request a copy of the form.
- Records are retained for 7 years from the last date of service in accordance with the State of Colorado Archives Retention Schedule.