Health Information Privacy U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Is documentation of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and Privacy Board approval required by the HIPAA Privacy Rule before a covered entity would be permitted to disclose protected health information for research purposes without an individual's authorization?

Answer:

No. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires documentation of waiver approval by either an IRB or a Privacy Board, not both.

See our research section and frequently asked questions about the research provisions for more information about Institutional Review and Privacy Boards.

 

 

Date Created: 12/20/2002
Last Updated: 03/14/2006

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Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013