Federal HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule
The federal government and many industry groups have led Americans to believe that the HIPAA privacy rule gives patients the final say over the flow of their personal health information. However, under the HIPAA rule individuals do not have the final say in whether their personally identifiable health information . . . (continue reading)
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||Health-Privacy Breaches Challenged in State Courts, Feds Continue to Receive Complaints
||Appeals Court Affirms Weak Federal (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, But Opens Door to Stronger State Privacy Laws
||Hospital Association Urges HHS to Eliminate Citizens Right to Public Health Disclosure Information: Currently, citizens are entitled to know if their health information was disclosed to public health officials for
purposes such as tracking communicable diseases or placement in a cancer or other disease registry. But HHS is considering eliminating this right to know.
||The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Tying Games: What does getting a copy of one's own medical records have to do with medical privacy?
||April 14 Federal HIPAA Privacy Rule is About Sharing Data
||Americans Need to Become Fully Informed about the HIPAA Privacy Rule: The Institute for Health Freedom sponsored a panel discussion at the National Press Club on March 6 to inform the media, policymakers and public at large about the forthcoming Federal Medical Privacy Rule.
||The Final Federal (HIPAA) Privacy Rule: The Definitive Guide.
What Every American Needs to Know about Medical Privacy: If you care about medical privacy, you'll want to read this brochure brochure carefully.
|| The Peril to Our Privacy: How did the federal HIPAA privacy rule come about? Who was behind it? What can Americans do to protect their medical privacy?
|| The Truth about the Modified, Final Federal HIPAA Privacy Rule: An updated analysis of the rule.
|| Newly Modified, Final Federal HIPAA Privacy Rule Eliminates Citizens' Control over Their Personal Health Information: A press release covering the October 21 conference at the National Press Club.
|| How Does the Federal HIPAA Privacy Rule
That Went into Effect October 15, 2002
Affect Citizens' Health Privacy? Join us for a panel discussion to hear several experts discuss
|| Legal Challenge to the Federal HIPAA Privacy Rule - A law firm representing the American Psychoanalytic Association is considering filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Federal Medical Privacy Rule, which takes effect October 15, 2002.
Past, Present and Future Private Medical Records Will
Become Open to the Federal Government (HHS), Data-Processing
Companies, Insurers, Hospitals, Doctors and OthersWithout
||Individuals Lose But Government
and Corporations Gain Control over Personal Health &
Genetic Information - Bush administration grants data-processing
companies and other health care industries new federal
regulatory authority to collect and share individuals'
personal health informationincluding genetic informationwithout
|| IHF Press Conference
on the HIPAA Privacy Rule
|| Bush Administration Calls
for Public Input on Final HIPAA Privacy Rule - Citizens have until to submit their comments on proposed changes to the federal
medical privacy rule.
|| Update on the
HIPAA Privacy Rule: Questions and Answers - How
will proposed changes to the federal medical privacy rule
affect your ability to control the flow of your personal
|| Medical Privacy Under Assault: Bush Administration Ignoring
Pleas to Tighten Confidentiality - HHS is clearly
siding with [health care industry] special interests.
Link to WorldNetDaily.com article.
|| Public Hearing on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Patient Consent - The federal
medical privacy rule went into effect on April 14, 2001
and covers nearly every citizen--whether health care is
paid for privately or federally funded.
|| President Bush Orders the Modified HIPAA Privacy Rule to Take Effect - The
medical industry told HHS the federal medical privacy
rule is too costly, while concerned citizens say the rule
doesn't go far enough to protect patient privacy.
|| HHS Calls for Public Comments
on HIPAA Privacy Rule - Share your comments
about the final federal medical privacy rule by March
|| The New HIPAA Privacy Regulations: Will They Protect
Our Most Personal Information? - Link to a Cato Policy
Forum available via Real Video.
|| The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Myths and Facts - How does the final
federal medical privacy rule affect your privacy?
|| Senate to Hold "Public"
Hearing on the HIPAA Privacy Rule - Will True Privacy Advocates' Voices Be Heard?
|| HHS Releases Its "Spin"
on Medical Privacy Rule - The final national medical
privacy rule deserves serious analysis and responsible,
independent investigation by as many people and organizations
|| IHF Holds Press Conference
to Release Gallup Survey on Medical Privacy - "Medical
research--in any shape or form--is not so lofty an activity
that it can afford to disrespect the rights of patients,"
says Twila Brase.
|| Americans Respond to HIPAA Privacy Regulations - Over 52,000 Americans and organizations
responded to proposed medical privacy regulations.
|| IHF's Letter to Secretary
of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala - Americans
deserve to know the truth about how the proposed federal
medical privacy regulations relate to the Unique Health
Identifier and whether the rule will limit or increase
access to individuals' personal medical information.
|| Comment Period Extended
for HIPAA Privacy Rule - Americans Have Until February
17, 2000 to Comment on Proposed Medical Privacy Regulations.
"Individuals -- not the federal government -- should decide
when, where, how and to whom their medical information
|| What Americans Need To Know
About the HIPAA Privacy Regulations - Did you know
that under the proposed privacy regulations, individuals
will not be able to sue if their medical privacy is invaded?
|| Act Now To Protect Your
Medical Privacy: Americans Have 60 Days to Comment on
Proposed HIPAA Privacy Rule - The public is being
told they have a new right to medical privacy when, in
fact, they can't sue or bring a private course of action
for damages caused by a breach of confidentiality, under
|| Attention Medical Privay
Advocates: Congress Needs Your Input by August 3! - The debate over medical confidentiality is heating up
on Capitol Hill. If you're concerned about your medical
privacy, then you need to voice your personal opinion
|| Medical Privacy Alert: Just
Three Weeks to Act! - Can such vague legislation
really guarantee that researchers won't be able to trace
back patients' personal information -- including genetic
and cellular information?
|| Medical Privacy Alert: Congress
Faces August 21 Deadline - "Individual medical records,
including patients' genetic information, could be disclosed
by health insurers to credit card companies and other
|| What's Congress Doing About
Medical Privacy? - Will Congress pass a bill that
truly gives consumers the ability to maintain their medical
|| Are We Headed For A Medical
Privacy Invasion? - "A growing number of Americans
feel they are losing control over their medical privacy.
That loss is real," stated Blevins. Congress Faces August
21 Deadline; Mark-Up Begins June 15.
| Institute for Health Freedom
To Host Panel Discussion on Medical Privacy Issues - The deadline is approaching. If Congress does not pass
a medical privacy law by August 21, 1999, then the Secretary
of Health and Human Services (HHS) is required to establish
regulations governing your medical privacy.