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HIPAA Compliance

The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“Privacy Rule”) establishes the national standards for the protection of health information as set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).

As a recruitment source, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Army of Women® is not a HIPAA-covered entity. However, we have chosen to adhere to all HIPAA guidelines. Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation expects all scientists and centers that seek volunteers through the Army of Women follow HIPAA guidelines.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation does not collect or store health information from Army of Women participants. When and if any health-related questions are asked to determine eligibility for a particular study, the information collected via the RSVP form will NOT be stored electronically or physically. If needed, contact information for Army of Women members who sign up for a supported study will be provided to the research team, following confirmation of their IRB’s approval to contact potential study volunteers.