NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. § 160.101 Statutory basis and purpose.

11/03/1999

The requirements of this subchapter implement sections 1171 through 1179 of the Social Security Act, as amended, which require HHS to adopt national standards to enable the electronic exchange of health information in the health care system. The requirements of this subchapter also implement section 264 of Pub. L 104-191, which requires that HHS adopt national standards with respect to the privacy of individually identifiable health information transmitted in connection with the transactions described in section 1173(a)(1) of the Social Security Act. The purpose of these provisions is to promote administrative simplification.