Students shall not post or forward photos, comments, or any other material of OU faculty, students, clinical personnel, or patients to any social media site, without the person’s written permission or the patient’s written authorization. Students should be especially careful to avoid discussing any information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Any student found to have posted, supplied, or forwarded copyright or protected course materials to online communication sites without written permission or authorization shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or state or federal action. If HIPAA policy is accidentally breeched, the student should report the breech to their PD immediately so steps can be taken to mitigate the incident.
In addition to being subject to the University’s HIPAA Privacy and Security policies, students are also held to the standards outlined in the MIRS Essential Competency Policy and Document, Zerograde policy and the University Procedures for Handling Breaches of Ethical and Professional Behavior Standards.