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USC Policy

Administrative and Business Practices

HIPAA Privacy Rule: Policies, Forms and Other Resources

Federal regulations, known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy law, generally prohibit the use and disclosure of health information without written permission from the patient. The following policies were developed to assist USC faculty and staff in complying with these regulations. Questions about these policies should be directed to the USC Office of Compliance at (213) 740-8258 or

General (100)

Clinical Practices (200)

Research (300)

Fundraising/Marketing (400)

Non-Clinical Health Education (500)

Patients Rights (600)

Business Associates (700)

Responsible Office

Office of Compliance