Baystate Medical Center
The Privacy Rule and HIPAA regulations will impact some of the collaborative research projects between the University of Massachusetts and Baystate Medical Center (BMC). If you are working with a BMC collaborator and need access to your subjects' protected health information (PHI) stored at BMC you will need to obtain Authorization from the subject to disclose their PHI. Your Authorization form will need to be reviewed by the Privacy Office at BMC and they request that you use the BMC HIPAA Authorization forms for collaborative projects with BMC. Please contact the BMC IRB for further information about how to obtain BMC's Authorization template. There is a click on the BMC IRB website that will allow you to send them an email.
For more information, please contact the Director of the Human Research Protection Program,
at 413 794-4356.