Patients' Right to Privacy - Health and Wellness Services - Christopher Newport University

Health and Wellness Services

Patients' Right to Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996. By law, you have the right to strict confidentiality regarding your visits to University Health and Wellness Services (UHWS).

In order to release any information, including the date or nature of your visit, UHWS must have your signed consent and specific directions about the information you consent to be released. Without written consent, UHWS cannot release or discuss any information relating to your visit with anyone, including your parents, guardians, spouse, faculty, staff, coach and other medical professionals.

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