Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Final Privacy Rule Preamble.. Section 164.514(g) - Underwriting


As described under the definition of "health care operations" (§ 164.501), protected health information may be used or disclosed for underwriting and other activities relating to the creation, renewal, or replacement of a contract of health insurance or health benefits. This final rule includes a requirement, not included in the NPRM, that health plans receiving such information for these purposes may not use or disclose it for any other purpose, except as may be required by law, if the insurance or benefits contract is not placed with the health plan.