Throughout the course of your medical education, you will be required to meet various compliance standards.

  • The Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPAA) requires that all students be trained on the HIPAA key principles which relate to patient confidentiality.
  •  Bloodborne pathogen and tuberculosis training for individuals in healthcare and allied health fields involved in direct patient care.
  • Signature on confidentiality statement. You are required to have on record a confidentiality statement that you have electronically signed indicating your agreement to abide by the confidentiality and privacy policies and procedures of UNMC.
  • Safety Competency Assessment. UNMC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, students and staff. All employees are required to have a basic understanding of the safety program and their role in emergency response. Competency associated with the program is assessed on an annual basis.

Incoming students will be required to pass a background check. Rising students may be asked to complete an additional background check on an as needed basis. 

Compliance Training Requirements 

All medical students are required to undergo training in the areas listed below and sign the University of Nebraska Confidentiality statement. See UNMC Compliance Policies.

In addition, all COM graduation requirements must be fulfilled. Students are encouraged to sign up for the Emergency Notification System (E2).

See chart below, and click on requirement for more specific information. 

Overview 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Requirement M1 Class M2 Class M3 Class M4 Class
HIPAA (at orientation) One time only - should be completed at orientation (video/sign-in sheet). Students who do not attend the HIPAA training session during orientation week will be required to complete the course on Blackboard.
Bloodborne Pathogen Training (annual) Lecture during M1 ICE I Complete renewal on-line Lecture during June term (must sign-in) Complete renewal on-line
Policy 6045 (confidentiality agreement) (annual) Sign document during orientation Renewal on-line Renewal on-line Renewal on-line
Safety Competency Assessment (annual) Initial training on-line (will receive e-mail notice of need to complete on-line course) Renewal on-line (will receive e-mail reminder 11 months after completing initial training) Renewal on-line (will receive e-mail reminder 11 months after completing training) Renewal on-line (will receive e-mail reminder 11 months after completing training)

Background Check (at orientation) 

Click here to view policy for abnormal background checks.

One time only - must apply for background check before end of 2nd week of class.

M2 - M4 done on an individual basis, as needed.

On a yearly basis, each student will be asked to sign the following statement - "I have no new behavioral or legal problems that have arisen since last year"

AAMC Graduating Senior Questionnaire       Email notification during senior year
Emergency Notification (weather alerts, campus emergencies, etc.) Students and faculty may sign up for text messaging notification of campus emergencies.  Individuals are responsible for updating cell phone number changes.
This table includes only campus-wide requirements; individual units/departments may have other requirements. Individuals who need to complete specific departmental requirements will receive notification via e-mail.

I.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) 

The Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPAA) requires that all students be trained on the HIPAA key principles which relate to patient confidentiality. 

M1 students will view a video during the Orientation PBL Case.  Following that, they will document completion of this training requirement by answering the question listed on the assignments tab of Blackboard after viewing the video.  

II.  Bloodborne pathogen and Tuberculosis training for individuals in healthcare and allied health fields involved in direct patient care.   

Compliance with the Federal Standard is required by law.
The Federal Register 29 CFR 1910.1030 mandates that this policy shall be applicable to all persons who have a reasonably anticipated exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material. It is the anticipated risk of exposure, not the industry in which the employee works that puts them at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. Regardless of the industry in which they may be exposed, all workers with reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials must be included in the scope of this rule. 

M1 and M2 students attendance in class with sign-in sheet is required.  Please ignore the Blackboard course. 

M3 and M4 students  Blackboard course - log in to Blackboard.  Follow the directions.  Click the "Begin the course" button.  After reviewing the material, you must take the 25 question post-test and receive a score of at least 88%. 

III. Signature on confidentiality statement (see Care site

You are required to have on record a confidentiality statement that you have electronically signed indicating your agreement to abide by the confidentiality and privacy policies and procedures of UNMC.    

UNMC has implemented the ability for you to electronically sign the confidentiality statement - go to Care site.   Click on my requirements on the left-sided menu. 

IV. Safety Competency Assessment 

UNMC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, students and staff. No job is so important that it cannot be done safely. Each of us has the responsibility to: plan each job, assure proper safety equipment is available and used, know what actions to take in the event of emergencies, report any injuries or potential injuries and any unsafe conditions. UNMC is a partner with The Nebraska Medical Center which is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). JCAHO has developed standards to establish a safe environment for providing patient care. All employees are required to have a basic understanding of the safety program and their role in emergency response. Competency associated with the program is assessed on an annual basis.

UNMC has implemented the ability for you to electronically take the safety competency assessment - go to Care site.   Click on my requirements on the left-sided menu. 

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