NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. X. Executive Order 13086: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments

11/03/1999

In drafting the proposed rule, the Department consulted with representatives of the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Health Board, as well as with a representative of the self-governance Tribes. During the consultation, we discussed issues regarding the application of Title II of HIPAA to the Tribes, and potential variations based on the relationship of each Tribe with the IHS for the purpose of providing health services. Participants raised questions about the status of Tribal laws regarding the privacy of health information.