No. The Privacy Rule does not require covered entities to [...]
Yes, genetic information is health information protected by the Privacy [...]
The Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S. Department of Justice) protects [...]
Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule create a government database with all individuals’ personal health information?
No. The Privacy Rule does not create such a government [...]
Will the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) make future changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and, if so, how will these changes be made?
Under HIPAA, HHS has the authority to modify the privacy [...]
Why was the consent requirement eliminated from the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and how will it affect individuals’ privacy protections?
The consent requirement created the unintended effect of preventing health [...]
As Congress required in HIPAA, most covered entities had until [...]
For the average health care provider or health plan, the [...]
In enacting HIPAA, Congress mandated the establishment of Federal standards [...]
Most health plans and health care providers that are covered [...]