Limited Data Set
A limited data set is protected health information that excludes the following direct identifiers of the individual or of relatives, employers, or household members of the individual:
In general, because of contractual requirements associated with a limited data set, you should seek to acquire PHI for research purposes with one of the other HIPAA PHI release mechanisms. If these other mechanisms do not meet your needs, please contact the UB Director of HIPAA compliance (remove spaces hipaa-compliance @ buffalo.edu) to further examine this mechanism.
Important Note: New York
State Law sets additional requirements on the
disclosure of certain types of information by health care workers, including but
not limited to: Cancer Information, Communicable Diseases within
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