Employee Wellness HIPPA Policies and Proceedures


WSU Employee Wellness’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures represents that WSU Employee Wellness is committed to full and complete compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and HIPAA as amended by virtue of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Title XIII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“HITECH”).  

WSU Employee Wellness maintains an open door policy, whereby each workforce member is urged to seek guidance from or report violations of Policies and Procedures or HIPAA to the Security or Privacy Officer, as applicable.  Reports will be treated confidentially to the extent reasonably possible, and there will be no retribution for reporting conduct that a reasonable person acting in good faith would have believed to be a violation of Policies and Procedures or HIPAA.  Failure to observe the provisions of WSU Employee Wellness’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures can result in serious consequences for a workforce member, including termination of employment or engagement and criminal charges, and for WSU Employee Wellness, including criminal prosecution, substantial criminal and civil monetary fines and damage to WSU Employee Wellness’s professional reputation.

WSU Employee Wellness will take steps to communicate its standards and procedures to all workforce members by requiring participation in training programs as necessary and by disseminating information that explains in a practical manner what is required.  This will include dissemination of the Statement of Commitment to the HIPAA Policies and Procedures and Acknowledgment of Receipt of the HIPAA Policies and Procedures by each WSU Employee Wellness workforce member.

These policies and procedures are reviewed annually.