The UNC School of Medicine (UNC SOM) is committed to providing quality care which includes protecting the privacy of patients and clinical research subjects in accordance with the standards defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To ensure the integrity of protected health information (PHI), the UNCHCS Privacy Office provides HIPAA privacy compliance support for all UNC SOM workforce members who perform clinical activities. This website provides information and guidance on the UNCHCS HIPAA policies and procedures applicable to the UNC SOM workforce. More information on how the UNCHCS HIPAA Policies apply to UNC SOM can be found on the HIPAA & the UNC School of Medicine page.

Additionally, the HIPAA & the UNC Health Care System page provides more information on the system as whole and the UNC entities also subject the UNCHCS HIPAA policies.