Administrative Simplification: Privacy and Security

08/09/2001

 

Privacy Standards

 
 
 
 

Questions

 «» Do you have questions about the final Privacy Standards?
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is responsible for implementing and enforcing the privacy regulations.
 
   «» The OCR website 
   «» HHS Guidance on Final Privacy Rule 
   «» HHS Fact Sheet on Final Privacy Rule 
   «» Compliance date is April 14, 2003 (2004 for small health plans). 
 
 
 

Final Rule

 «» Final Modifications to the Privacy Rule, Federal Register, August 14, 2002
   «» Final Rule published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2000 
   
 
   «» Delegation of Authority to the Office for Civil Rights, HHS, published in the Federal Register December 28, 2000 
   
 
   «» Technical corrections published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2000 
   
 
   «» Correction of effective and compliance dates published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2001 
   
 
   «» Request for comments on Final Rule published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2001 
   
 
   «» Public Comment Period was open on Final Rule from February 28, 2001 to March 30, 2001. Comments will be posted on the web site for viewing when they become available electronically. 
 
 
 

Proposed Rule — Privacy

 «» Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on November 3, 1999 —
Comment period ended February 17, 2000
 
  
 
   «» Comments on Proposed Rule  [The Comments are only available on paper through the normal request process.] 
   
 
   «» Summary of Proposed Rule 
   
 
   «» Federal Register notice extending the comment period, published on December 15, 1999 —  
   
 
   «» Technical corrections published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2000 —  
 
 
 

Other Privacy Milestones

 «» HHS recommendations for comprehensive Federal privacy legislation — Delivered to Congress on September 11, 1997 
   
 
   «» Protecting Privacy of Health Information — Secretary Shalala's speech at the National Press Club, July 31, 1997 
   
 
   «» Privacy and Health Research — May 1997 report 

 

Security Standards

 
 

Proposed Rule

 «» Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on August 12, 1998
Comment period ended October 13, 1998
 
   
 
   «» Comments on Proposed Rule  [The Comments are only available on paper through the normal request process.]