This site is a resource for HIPAA information at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. A summary of the main sections of this site is given here.


UWM’s Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Patient Health Information Under HIPAA, including sample forms.

Security Guidelines

Provide guidance to UWM departments on the technical aspects of complying with the HIPAA Security Rule, which governs the storage and transmission of Electronic Protected Health Information.

Privacy Officers

Privacy Officers are responsible for ensuring that the UWM’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures are implemented by the Covered Departments in their respective school, college or division.

Self Assessment
(Audit Programs)

Tool for helping Covered Departments determine how they might fare in a HIPAA audit.


HIPAA Requirements for Combined Informed Consent Document

Researchers Questionnaire to Determine if a HIPAA Authorization is Required