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What is a "Hybrid Entity"

The University of Northern Colorado is considered a Hybrid Entity under HIPAA, which means that some parts of the University are subject to HIPAA and others are not. Areas that are subject to HIPAA are called "health care components". These area's include:

  • Student Health Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Psychological Clinic
  • Audiology and Speech Language Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • Sports Training Department
  • Athletics
  • Recreation Center and Outdoor Pursuits
  • UNC Police Department
  • Housing and Residential Education
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Dean of Student's Office
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Cancer Rehab Center
  • Dining Services
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • UNC Business Associates
  • Researchers
  • Anyone with access to a student's or employee's Protected Health Information