CONFIDENTIALITY OF INDIVIDUALLY-IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION

Recommendations of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to section 264 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Submitted to:

The Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Committee on Finance of the Senate

The Committee on Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives

On September 11, 1997


CONFIDENTIALITY OF INDIVIDUALLY-IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION

Recommendations of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to section 264 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996


I. INTRODUCTION

A. Background

B. Why Federal Legislation is Needed

C. Recommendation for Establishing Federal Privacy Standards

D. Principles

E. Boundaries -- Recommended Scope of A Federal Privacy Law

F. Security

G. Consumer Control

H. Accountability

I. Public Responsibility

J. How Federal Privacy Legislation Should Relate to Other Laws

K. Particular Classes of Information

II. THE RECOMMENDATIONS

A. Coverage

B. Basic Requirements

C. Patient Awareness and Control

D. Disclosures Authorized by the Patient

E. Other Disclosures

F. Specialized Classes of Persons and Entities

G. Relationship to Other Law

H. Enforcement

I. Administration

III. CONCLUSION

FOOTNOTES


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