School of Nursing
HIPAA Training Policy
The following 3-point information is to clarify/facilitate HIPAA training for SoN faculty,
staff and students.
1. All students entering the UW Autumn Quarter 2004 or after must complete UW
HIPAA training upon entry to the School. Failure to do so may result in
inability to enter a clinical site as a student.
2. Additionally, students working with patients/patient data in clinical sites
may be required to do the HIPAA training that the site requires of its
employees. Each site's HIPAA training is somewhat individualized to that site.
While there will be overlap with the training that students receive elsewhere
(including at UW), the content of the overlap has not yet been determined.
3. Faculty and staff (in addition to students) doing ANY clinical or research
work at UWMC, UWP clinics, Harborview MC, or Hall Health need to complete UW
HIPAA training PRIOR to entering the site. UW HIPAA training is conducted
individually via a secure Web site, and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please contact
your department for procedures for UW HIPAA training.