HIPAA Identifiers

If requesting coded specimens, the patient information provided to the researcher conforms to a HIPAA Limited Data Set, and this cannot include any of the following HIPAA identifiers:

1.  Name

2.  Postal address information, other than town or city, state, and zip code

3.  Telephone numbers

4.  Fax numbers

5.  Electronic mail addresses

6.  Social Security number

7.  Medical Record number

8.  Health plan beneficiary numbers

9.  Account numbers  (e.g. bank numbers, credit card  numbers, hospital bill account number)

10.  Certificate/license numbers (e.g.  passport number, driver’s license number, medical board license number)

11.  Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers

12.  Device identifiers and serial numbers

13.  Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs)

14.  Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers

15.  Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints

16.  Full face photographic images and any comparable images