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HIPAA and Human Subjects Research

If research involves the use of protected health information (PHI), the researcher may need to comply with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs the use and disclusure of "protected health information" by "HIPAA-covered entities." In order to access this information, researchers must have each subject whose PHI is being gathered sign a HIPAA Authorization or HIPAA Release form.

If subjects will not be signing a HIPAA Authorization you must obtain approval from the IRB for use of a Waiver or Alteration of Authorization or a Partial Waiver of Authorization.

Research conducted at the UMKC School of Dentistry or Truman Medical Centers involving the use of PHI is processed through the UMKC IRB via the eProtocol system.  

The HIPAA forms found below can be uploaded to your eProtocol application.

You can find additional information regarding HIPAA under the Explore HIPAA links to the right.

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