The Joint Office for Compliance (JOC), with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), presents information on HIPAA Privacy and the policies that have been created for the UIHC's Hybrid Entities (listed in the column to the right).

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule regulates the protection of patient health information. Hybrid Entities are required to comply with the rules and regulations of HIPAA. Hybrid entities perform covered and non-covered business functions as a single legal entity. The components of the University of Iowa hybrid entity under HIPAA are: 

  • UI Health Care
  • Student Health
  • UI Staff Benefits and Employee Wellness Offices
  • UI College of Dentistry
  • UI College of Nursing Faculty Practice Group
  • State Hygienic Lab
  • Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing
  • Seashore Psychology Training Clinic
  • Belin Blank Center