Augusta University and its affiliated health system (AU Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, and AU Medical
Associates) maintain strict confidentiality and security of paper and electronic records in compliance with the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and
the Georgia Personal Identity Protection Act (GPIPA), in addition to other federal and state laws. These laws pertain to the
confidentiality and security of all records that contain directly identifiable information that could reveal private information
concerning our students, our customers and patients, our research participants and our employees and volunteers.
Our employees, students, volunteers and authorized others may access such private information to the extent necessary
to perform their duties within our university and our health system. As an individual with access to private information at