A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

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This report provides a brief overview of the modified medical privacy rule, “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information”(“privacy rule”) published on August 14, 2002 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The privacy regulation creates a new federal floor of privacy protections while leaving in place more protective state rules or practices. The rule
establishes a set of basic consumer protections and a series of regulatory permissions for uses and disclosures of protected health information.

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Creation Date: February 14, 2003
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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  • Creation: February 14, 2003
Description:

This report provides a brief overview of the modified medical privacy rule, “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information”(“privacy rule”) published on August 14, 2002 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The privacy regulation creates a new federal floor of privacy protections while leaving in place more protective state rules or practices. The rule
establishes a set of basic consumer protections and a series of regulatory permissions for uses and disclosures of protected health information.

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6 pages.

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