Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Final Privacy Rule Preamble.. Constitutional Comments and Responses

12/28/2000

Comment: Several commenters suggested that as a general matter the rule is unconstitutional.

Response: We disagree that the rule is unconstitutional. The particular grounds for this conclusion are set out with respect to particular constitutional issues in the responses below. With respect to the comments that simply made this general assertion, the lack of detail of the comments makes a substantive response impossible.