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