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HIPAA Privacy Manual

Section 21: Mitigation after Improper Use or Disclosure of PHI


To the extent practicable, UTD will mitigate any harmful effect that becomes known to UTD as a result of a use or disclosure of PHI in violation of UTD’s policies and procedures or applicable law.

This may include, but is not limited to, the following.

  • Taking operational and procedural corrective measures to remedy violations
  • Taking employment actions to re-train, reprimand, or discipline faculty and staff as necessary, up to and including termination
  • Addressing problems with business associates once UTD is aware of a breach of privacy
  • Taking appropriate actions with students, up to and including termination of student status.