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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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Broadway could benefit from additional policies protecting performers' medical privacy. In an ideal world, this change would occur on a large scale and institutional level.
In the cloud storage environment of CMIoT, the access control policy of medical privacy data mainly includes the following:
HIPAA contains rules about medical privacy, as well as provisions that regulate health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
The South Dakota Supreme Court is the first court in the country to adopt a medical privacy rule restricting the dissemination of medical records produced in litigation or in contemplation of litigation.
Terri, who now works as a senior manager for patient support services with a biotherapy company, believes consumers should include safeguards to protect their medical privacy.
Congress, concerned with the specter of privacy violations made possible by advances in technology and the use of electronic data storage, enacted medical privacy regulations with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA").
Consider the congressional fight against Total Information Awareness, against a national ID card, the sunset provisions in the PATRIOT Act and the efforts to repeal it, medical privacy, the regulation of wiretaps.
The new medical privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) bar a doctor or health-care provider from disclosing a patient's medical information without the patient's authorization, unless the disclosure is made to another health-care provider for treatment purposes or to others for payment or health-care operations.
Because they can relate the assault on medical privacy to themselves, it has become an organizing principle that even our traditional adversaries can rally behind.
The Justice Department request has sparked concerns about medical privacy. "To assert that the government has an unfettered right to root around in our private medical records is beyond appalling, and brings to mind the basic question in the debate over a woman's right to choose--who decides," said Kate Michelman, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
(15.) 45 CFR [section] 164.502(g)(3); and Weiss C and Dalven J, Protecting Minors' Health Information Under the Federal Medical Privacy Regulations, American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project, 2003, <http://www.aclu.org/Files/OpenFile.cfm?id=12117>, accessed July 29, 2003.
In a briefing to congressional staff on August 19, 2002, Jim Pyles, a medical privacy expert, wrote that: "The privacy rule applies to covered entities and their business associates."

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