NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. c. Safeguards. (§ 164.518(c))

11/03/1999

In proposed § 164.518(c), we would require covered entities to put in place administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the privacy of the information, and unauthorized uses or disclosures of the information. We proposed similar requirements for certain electronic information in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled the Security and Electronic Signature Standards (HCFA-0049-P), which can be found at 63 FR 43241. We are proposing parallel and consistent requirements for safeguarding the privacy of protected health information.