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HIPAA Hybrid Declaration

The University of the Pacific has determined that it is a Hybrid Entity pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (the “HITECH Act”). This Hybrid Entity statement specifically addresses the requirements of 45 C.F.R. §§ 164.103 and 164.105.

The University of the Pacific has assessed and continues to review its clinics, departments and programs to identify it’s health care components using the following criteria;

  1. A department or program that would meet the definition of a covered entity if it were a separate legal entity.
  2. A department or program that performs covered functions or transactions under HIPAA.
  3. A department or program that performs activities that would make it a business associate if it were a separate legal entity.

The University Health Care Components List details the clinics, programs and departments that have been designated Health Care Components.