Clinical Compliance Units

Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program The UCSF Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program (CECP) is intended to provide the tools and expertise for ethical, compliant behavior to be a standard part of UCSF clinical enterprise operations. Health care has become much more complex in recent years due to an increasing numbers of laws and regulations that apply to our operations, impacting how we deliver care, how we are reimbursed for services provided, and the transparency of our operations. The UCSF CECP is a dynamic, progressive program that is intended to meet the changing regulatory landscape. The UCSF CECP has been endorsed by the Health Sciences Campus Compliance Program of the UC Board of Regents and the UCSF Chancellor. The CECP covers faculty, staff, house staff, students, volunteers, contractors, and agents participating in the delivery of health care on behalf of UCSF. Read more on the CECP website


Data Security Data security is broad reaching; for guidance related to compliance with any of the following: the HIPAA Security Rule, the Medical Center IT Security Department (IT) the Campus IT Security Department (ITS), the School of Medicine IT Security Department, Guidance for Lost/ Stolen Mobile Device and/or Media, Secure Email Guidelines, Information Technology Security and Privacy Update, Unified UCSF Enterprise Password Standard, Security Awareness, &/or Training and Education (SATE), contact the appropriate unit on the ITS Security Services webpage


Privacy Office - Health Information Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) UCSF is committed to protecting the medical, personal, and sensitive information about its patients. In health care, the doctor-patient relationship is built on trust and confidentiality. This trust is essential to obtain accurate health information from patients and critical to effectively treat patients. While privacy and confidentiality have always been a priority for health care providers, it has heightened importance in this era of electronic information, with increased speed of information flow and the risks associated with protecting this information.  An increasing number of technological solutions have been implemented at UCSF to protect health care information. However, the key to ensuring that this information remains private and confidential is the team work of UCSF faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and volunteers.  UCSF's efforts to protect patient privacy and confidentiality is supported by federal and state laws.  Read more on the Privacy Office website