All School of Nursing students are required to complete HIPAA training through UW Medicine. For certain clinical sites, you may also be expected to complete HIPAA modules in addition to what you complete for the SoN.
Stating the name of a clinical site in connection with a description of a patient - even without patient name, address, phone number, or social security number - is considered Private Health Information and is a violation of HIPAA. Please:
- Never photocopy parts of a patient chart that include clinic or patient name, clinic or patient address, clinic or patient phone number, or patient social security number. There may be some sites in the future that do not allow any part of the patient chart to be photocopied. We will inform you in that case.
- Never write, or allow a student to write, patient name, address, phone number, or social security number anywhere but in the official record.
- Never allow the name of the clinical site to be included in students' written work in association with a patient description, write-up, or log.