HIPPA and Social Media
Distribution of sensitive and confidential information is protected under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) whether discussed through traditional communication channels or through social media.
HIPPA guidelines must be followed at all times. Identifiable information concerning clients/patients and clinical rotations must not be posted in any online forum or webpage. Zero-tolerance applies to anyone posting comments that violate HIPPA guidelines or this policy. Any infraction of this Social Media Policy could result in dismissal from the EMS Program.