When a patient completes an application, the patient is submitting personal health information that would be considered as “personally identifiable information”, or “PHI” under federal law commonly referred to as HIPAA. Students Together Against Cancer is not a “covered entity” as defined by HIPAA.
Nevertheless, Students Together Against Cancer seeks to adhere to the HIPAA “Security Rule” for purposes of securing the transfer and storage electronically of the patient’s personal health information included in the application. Despite the attempt to protect such information, Students Together Against Cancer cannot guarantee that there will be an unauthorized use or disclosure. If any unauthorized use of disclosure is brought to the our attention, Students Together Against Cancer will attempt to contact the patient at the last address provided in the Application.