USC may use or disclose PHI for treatment, payment and health care operations without an individual’s authorization in accordance with USC HIPAA Policy CLIN – 201 and USC’s Notice of Privacy Practices, provided the individual has acknowledged receipt of USC’s Notice of Privacy Practices or USC has made good faith efforts to obtain the individual’s acknowledgement of receipt.
The University of Southern California (USC) may use and disclose an individual’s Protected Health Information (PHI) only pursuant to a written Authorization of the
patient or the patient’s Personal Representative with the following exceptions.
A school or department may only enter into an agreement with an outside entity in the name of the corporate entity (the “University of Southern California”). All agreements the university enters into must be reviewed by the Office of the General Counsel prior to execution, and sufficient time must be scheduled into the drafting process to allow for proper review.
The objective of this policy is to protect the university’s tax-exempt status in situations in which the university may enter into a joint venture with one or more parties that are not exempt from federal income taxation.
Consistent with its tax-exempt purposes, the university may, from time to time, establish affiliates that operate as separate organizations.
All units of the university are responsible for ensuring appropriate use, retention and destruction of university records by establishing and following record management practices consistent with this policy.
USC is committed to protecting the privacy of non-public customer information.
Faculty and non-faculty employees must exercise care when presented with any documents concerning legal actions in which the university or its employees are involved.
The purpose of this Policy is to educate members of the University community about their rights and responsibilities regarding intellectual property.