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medical privacy

The freedom from unauthorised dissemination of personal medical records.

medical privacy

Clinical privacy Law & medicine The right of a Pt not to have personal health-related or other information open to public view; freedom from public dissemination of personal medical records. See Anne Sexton, Bennett-Leahy bill, Health information trustee, Nondisclosure ceiling, Therapist-patient privacy.
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HHS described the purpose of the medical privacy rule as follows:
The 123-page document provides clear answers to questions about portions of the medical privacy rule, which is part of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The medical privacy rule guidance document may be found at www.
Any right to medical privacy only exists as far as the judiciary cares to support it unless that right is codified in law.
Larger studies and other source documents on privacy policy are divided into four issue areas -- online privacy, medical privacy, financial privacy, and government surveillance.
The journal also includes reports on state, federal and international initiatives on privacy, recent court cases, self-regulatory programs, consumer advocacy, class actions, new regulations on medical privacy, and new privacy-enhancing technologies.
While Congress saw the need for legislation, it was unable to reach agreement on a number of issues, including the question of whether federal law should override state-passed privacy laws and whether patients should be able to sue if their medical privacy is invaded.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 called for the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to come up with a plan for protecting people's medical privacy.
As medical privacy specialist Sheri Alpert has commented, one's choices of video rentals are better protected under current American law than one's medical records.
In addition, she also counsels health care clients and other business entities on the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Standards, including new requirements under the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), as well as state-imposed medical privacy laws.
Top priorities to protect medical privacy include a law protecting medical data wherever it is, and placing medical privacy at the top of the agenda for the new White House privacy initiative.
This fine should be a reminder that there are consequences for violations of medical privacy," he added.

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