HIPAA Privacy

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) protects the privacy and confidentiality of an individual's health information. Known as “protected health information” or “PHI”, the health information generally cannot be used or disclosed unless the individual who is the subject of the PHI has given prior written authorization or permission.

For more information about Privacy issues at the University of New Mexico please contact:


HSC Privacy Office
Phone: (505) 272-1493
Fax: (505) 272-2461

Physical Location:
University of New Mexico, North Campus
HSC Business & Communication Center
1650 University Blvd NE, Room 3200

Mailing Address:
1 University of New Mexico
MSC 08 4760
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

HIPAA Security

The Security Rule Fact Sheet sets standards for the security of electronic health information (ePHI). Published in 2003, it defines a series of administrative, technical, and physical security procedures for covered entities to use to ensure the confidentiality of ePHI.

For more information about information security issues, please visit the HSC Information Security Office website or contact: Information Security