Board of Regents Policy Manual

Official Policies of the University System of Georgia

7.13 Designation of USG as a Hybrid Entity Under HIPAA

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) engages in covered functions as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, including the subsequent amendment under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health of 2009 and any regulations promulgated under those laws, (HIPAA) and is a covered entity. Because some portions of USG are not engaged in covered functions, USG designates itself as a Hybrid Entity as defined by the HIPAA regulations.

Any portion of USG engaged in a covered function or performing business associate activities for another component of USG engaged in a covered function, as those terms are defined by HIPAA, is hereby deemed part of the Health Care Component (HCC) of the USG Hybrid Entity. The University System Office (USO) and each USG Institution will be responsible for identifying the components, business units, colleges, or schools that are part of the HCC.

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