Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Final Privacy Rule Preamble.. Section 164.502(b) - Minimum Necessary Uses and Disclosures


The proposed rule required a covered entity to make all reasonable efforts not to use or disclose more than the minimum amount of protected health information necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the use or disclosure (proposed § 164.506(b)). This final rule significantly modifies the proposed requirements for implementing the minimum necessary standard. In the final rule, § 164.502(b) contains the basic standard and § 164.514 describes the requirements for implementing the standard. Therefore we discuss all aspects of the minimum necessary standard and specific requirements below in the discussion of § 164.514(d).