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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) – Privacy and Security

The Privacy Office for Tulane University oversees privacy compliance.

In the privacy compliance function, the office designs, directs and monitors the health sciences HIPAA compliance program to prevent, detect and respond appropriately to violations of the law. This office is responsible for compliance with all policies and procedures related to the privacy program designed to comply with the HIPAA standards for privacy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health - HITECH) security regulations.

The Privacy Office fosters a corporate culture that promotes integrity and ethical behavior in all matters relating to compliance, and acts as consultant to faculty and staff on privacy and compliance issues. 

Privacy Office Staff

Rusten A. May, J.D., M.B.A.
University Privacy Officer
504-988-7739
rmay6@tulane.edu

Ligia P. Alvarez, C.H.A.
Compliance Coordinator
504-988-7721
lalvarez@tulane.edu

Privacy Office Email
hipaa@tulane.edu

Security Office
504-988-8566
https://it.tulane.edu/

Compliance Help Line
1-855-5GOWAVE (1-855-546-9283)
MyComplianceReport.com (Company I.D. is TUL)