Changes to SOM HIPAA Training Cycles

The Dean’s Advisory Committee has approved a change to our HIPAA training cycles that brings the School of Medicine more in line with UNC Health Care and national norms.

Effective immediately, the HIPAA training requirements are as follows:

  • For faculty who are not part of the Health Care credentialing process, HIPAA training will be required annually (previously triennially).
  • Credentialed faculty will remain in a biannual cycle as part of their credentialing process.
  • Staff and students will remain in an annual cycle.

OIS is currently modifying the HIPAA training web site to incorporate these changes and to automate tracking of compliance.  E-mail reminders will be sent to individuals who are overdue for HIPAA training.

For further information, please contact Dennis Schmidt at