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Final HIPAA Authorization Form Revisions

Feb 9, 2010 at 3:46pm

The final revisions to the UW HIPAA Authorization Form (used for research purposes) have been completed.  The revised form (version 3.2) is now posted.

Researchers do not need to revise their current HIPAA Authorization form to include these changes.

The primary changes include:

  • Inclusion of a short paragraph about the need to obtain a minor's signature in order to obtain certain kinds of information about that minor (e.g., information relating to reproductive care).
  • Use of the phrase "patient information" instead of "protected health information", to improve clarity and comprehension
  • Some minor clarification of instructions to researchers - for example, about the Expiration Date
  • Some minor re-organization, to improve clarity