What is HIPAA?
A Federal law, known as "HIPAA" (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) requires health care providers to implement a comprehensive approach to protect the privacy of personal health information (PHI).
HIPAA requires all PHI be kept private and secure by all persons that handle, or have access to, that information. Since many health care program students, faculty, instructors, and staff use PHI as part of the educational process (i.e. students in the clinical setting, use of case studies, etc...), these individuals must be trained on the specifics of HIPAA compliance.
Why go through HIPAA training for students?
In many institutions, students are not allowed to enter the clinical setting as part of their job shadowing/scrubs camp/course work, until this training module has been completed. Therefore, all students that come in contact with PHI as part of the educational process should complete HIPAA training.
Students can complete online HIPAA training through The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health. They receive a HIPAA Basic Training Certificate upon completion.
Training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is provided to students and instructors free of charge. All costs are paid for through the State Office of Rural Health Grant, administered by the Center for Rural Health.
How do I sign up?
This certification is not for UND students. UND students should contact Linda at email@example.com or 701-777-4271.
This is service is for North Dakota K-12 students only.
Complete and send registration form(s) to:
Mail: Kylie J. Nissen, Senior Project Coordinator
Center for Rural Health
The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
501 N Columbia Road, Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Complete HIPAA Training
Once you have registered and received your UserID and password from the Center for Rural Health, click here to complete the HIPAA training.