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HIPAA Training

HIPAA training is required for the University to remain in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule (45 CFR § 164.530(b)), which requires covered entities to train all Workforce members on policies and procedures related to protected health information (PHI). All faculty, staff, and students within the Stanford University HIPAA Components (listed below) are required to complete HIPAA training within 30 days of joining the University and annually thereafter.

1. The School of Medicine

2. Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research

3. Vaden Health Center

4. University IT

5. Office of Development

6. Office of the Chief Risk Officer

7. Environmental Health and Safety

8. Office of the General Counsel

9. Benefits Plans

If you have any questions regarding your enrollment in this course please contact the University Privacy Office at or (650) 725-1828.

In addition, HIPAA training on local practices and procedures is provided at the department level.  Talk to your manager about specific training requirements and opportunities related to your job functions. 

For questions about HIPAA training, please visit our HIPAA Training FAQs.

The Stanford University HIPAA training courses, “Protecting Patient Privacy” is available in the Stanford University STARS training system. Please note, the University Privacy Office is currently updating the “HIPAA/Privacy for Clinical Researchers” course and it is currently unavailable.

If you need to complete HIPAA training, you can search for the course in STARS under the title “HIPAA/Protecting Patient Privacy” in the course catalog or use the following link to enroll in the course

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call (650) 725-1828.