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Miami Dade College is strongly committed to ensuring that the fully insured health insurance products it offers through commercial insurers and group insurance policies (hereinafter "Health Plan") complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA").  Miami Dade College does not access, use or disclose protected health information.  For additional details of the policy and corresponding procedure, refer to Policy II-81A.

In 1996, the Federal Government passed the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). Part of the regulations in the Act became effective on April 14 th of this year, and have an impact on the use and disclosure of a person's private health information. In light of these new regulations, it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • Please remember to not discuss an employee's private health information with anyone (includes what benefit plan they are enrolled in).
  • Upon receipt of employee doctor's notes or any medical information regarding the employee please have the original hand delivered to a member of the Benefits staff immediately for retention in a separate employee file. Please do not retain a copy in your files.
  • If assistance is still needed after calling Member Services, please contact the Benefits Dept. of Human Resources at (305) 237-2010.  Employees requesting assistance, will be required to complete an authorization form to allow the insurance company to release the necessary information to the Benefits Dept.
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