Federal agencies have a long history of releasing data to the public, and they also have a legal obligation to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and organizations from which the data were collected. Federal agencies have successfully balanced these two objectives for decades.
A Report on Three Consumer Focus Group Meetings Convened in October, 2005 by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation By: Susan Kanaan Suzie Burke-Bebee Helga E. Rippen U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Effective psychotherapydepends upon an atmosphere of confidence and trust in which the patient is willing to make a frank and complete disclosure of facts, emotions, memories, and fears.Jaffe vs. Redmond, US Supreme Court, 1996
This report clarifies the sources of the tension between providers and payers with regard to what personal information should be shared for patients receiving mental health or substance abuse treatment. It also provides information to support a more consistent application of privacy-sensitive approaches to collecting personal health information in the future.
For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 45 CFR Subtitle A, Subchapter C, is amended as follows:"Part 160 – General Administrative Requirements1. Part 160 is revised to read as follows:PART 160 – GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTSSubpart A – General Provisions
The focus of this short analytic report differs in that it attempts to address, at least in an initial fashion, what types of assisted living facilities, among those in our sample, have characteristics that might be appealing to either consumers or policymakers focusing on consumers= needs.