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Revision as of 10:06, 28 May 2010

HIPAA is a U.S. law that established requirements on the handling of personal health information.

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Overview

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),[1] an amendment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), specifically addresses the privacy of health information. It requires U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt national standards (known as HIPAA Rules) specific to electronic healthcare information transactions. HIPAA establishes a minimum standard, whereas states are able to develop more rigourous requirements, as long as they are in compliance with HIPAA.

References

  1. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.104hr3103

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