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This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.IF YOU ARE A STUDENT your records are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).Federal regulations make clear that university Education Records and Treatment Records are excluded from coverage under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Accordingly, the FERPA regulations prescribe the federal rules that UHS must follow in
protecting the privacy of a student's medical and counseling records. Of course, all UC facilities also comply with any applicable state laws and University policies regarding the privacy and confidentiality of records.
In addition to FERPA, there are other state laws that place additional privacy protections and disclosure restrictions on mental health and counseling records.All medical information and records at the University Health Services are maintained under
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and State of Ohio confidentiality statutes. Information in your records is used for treatment purposes and can be disclosed to individuals involved in your treatment. Disclosures from your medical
record to individuals or organizations not involved in your treatment will be per a written, signed and dated request by you. There are specific exceptions when a written release is not required which include: review by accrediting organizations;
judicial order or subpoena; and health and safety emergencies. In the case of health or safety emergencies disclosure of health information may occur to protect your health or the health of others.
You may contact UHS staff at (513) 556-2564 or the UC Director of Privacy at (513) 558-2733 if you have any questions or complaints.FERPA also affords students the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged
failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:Family Policy Compliance OfficeU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington,
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.Please review it carefully.
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions - We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.Facility Directory - We maintain a facility directory that includes your name, room number,
general condition and, if you wish, your religious affiliation. You can ask us not to include your information in the directory.Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Records - We may not share information on any alcohol or drug use without
your written permission or a court order except when it is needed by medical personnel in a medical emergency or needed for research, auditing or program evaluation.HIV Test and AIDS-related conditions - Ohio law requires that we have your permission
or a court order before we share the results of any HIV test or any diagnosis of AIDS or an AIDS-related condition.Our Responsibilities
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