Institutional Review Board Manual
HIPAA and Research
What is the Privacy Rule?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule is a set of regulations that are separate and distinct from the Protection of Research Subjects regulations. It pertains to the private health information of individuals, not the subject’s participation in the research project. The “Privacy Rule” – a Federal regulation under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 – protects certain health information of individuals, living and deceased.
Note: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sections are reproduced from http://privacyruleandresearch.nih.gov/pr_08.asp.