HIPAA Privacy & Security

The purpose of this site is to promote understanding of Baylor University's responsibilities regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Baylor has privacy and confidentiality standards in place to ensure appropriate access or disclosure of protected health information. HIPAA provides safeguards for ensuring that your health information is adequately protected. Students' health information is not covered by HIPAA rules and regulations but is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


HIPAA provides comprehensive guidance for patients including their privacy rights concerning the use or disclosure of their medical information. These rights are described in detail in the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) below.

Notice of Privacy Practices for Health Services & Clinics
Notice of Privacy Practices for Benefit Plans (employees)
NPP Acknowledgement of Receipt Form

For additional information about your rights, please visit the Office of Civil Rights website.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding HIPAA Privacy, you may contact the HIPAA Privacy Officer. For HIPAA Security-related questions and concerns, please contact the Chief Information Security Officer.

Doug Welch, JD, CPA
Associate General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, HIPAA Privacy Officer
(254) 710-1360

Jon Allen, CISSP
Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, HIPAA Security Officer
(254) 710-4793