Use and Disclosure of PHI in Research

UNC HCS is permitted to use and disclose PHI for research with individual authorization or, under limited circumstances, without individual authorization. PHI may be used for research with:

  • Authorization signed by the patient (or copy of informed consent document signed before 4/14/03); OR

  • Waiver of Authorization approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) (or copy of IRB waiver of informed consent approved prior to 4/14/03); OR

  • Limited Waiver of Authorization approved by the IRB for research eligibility prescreening and/or recruitment contact.