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HIPAA Training

Complete HIPAA Training
Once you have registered and received your password from the Center for Rural Health, click here to complete the HIPAA training.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this training, you must be a:

  • North Dakota middle/high school student
  • North Dakota middle/high school instructor
  • Rural North Dakota healthcare facility

What is HIPAA?
A Federal law, known as "HIPAA" (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) requires healthcare 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 healthcare 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 (UND) School of Medicine & 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 linda.m.anderson@und.edu or (701) 777-4271. This is service is for North Dakota K-12 students, non-UND students, and rural health facilities only.

  • Group sign up (use if you have a class that will be registering)
    All classes: Instructors registering their students for HIPAA certification MUST SUBMIT THE CLASS REGISTRATION SPREADSHEET. All HIPAA certificates will be emailed to the instructor upon notification from the instructor requesting them.
    • To register a group of students for the HIPAA training, please complete the class registration form and submit it as an Excel spreadsheet to kylie.nissen@und.edu along with a completed instructor registration form.
    • Instructors must receive consent from guardians prior to the training. That may be done in two ways:
      1. Sending a notification to the guardians with the following statement:
        For students participating in HIPAA Training (a no-cost to the student certification that is administered through the Center for Rural Health): The University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health (CRH) and the ND Area Health Education Centers (NDAHEC) will maintain and reference the registration information periodically to evaluate the effectiveness of the HIPAA certification. Students participating in the HIPAA Certification may be contacted in the future for evaluation purposes. If you object to allowing your child’s information to be included in the CRH & NDAHEC evaluation of the program’s impact, please email Kylie Nissen at kylie.nissen@und.edu upon receipt of this notification.
        OR
      2. Have each student's guardian complete a parental consent form and submit those to the Center for Rural Health via:
        Email (kylie.nissen@und.edu)
        Fax: (701) 777-6779
        Mail: Kylie Nissen
        1301 N. Columbia Rd. Stop 9037
        Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
    • The instructor will receive the password to access the training and will share that with their students.
    • As an instructor, you will also be able to complete the HIPAA training certification.
    • Please allow a minimum of 7-10 business days for getting access to the HIPAA certification system. Upon the participant notifying the CRH that testing has been completed, please allow a minimum of 7-10 business days for your certificate to be emailed to you. If you do not receive your certificate after 10 business days, please check your junk mail and if you are unable to find it there please contact Kylie at kylie.nissen@und.edu.
  • Individual sign up (not to be used by UND students)
    • To register as an individual student, simply complete the student registration form.
    • If you are an instructor who would like to take the training without registering students, complete the instructor registration form and check the “Registering as an instructor only” box at the bottom of the page.
    • Please allow a minimum of 7-10 business days for getting access to the HIPAA certification system. Upon the participant notifying the CRH that testing has been completed, please allow a minimum of 7-10 business days for your certificate to be emailed to you. If you do not receive your certificate after 10 business days, please check your junk mail and if you are unable to find it there please contact Kylie at kylie.nissen@und.edu.