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Contents
Summary
Introduction
Overview of the Privacy Rule
The Privacy Rule and Public Health
The Privacy Rule and Public Health Research
The Privacy Rule and Other Laws
Online Resources
Acknowledgments
References
Appendix A
Appendix B
   
Privacy Rule Home
Guidance for Public Health
HIPAA Basic Facts
FAQs              
Privacy Rule Reading Room
Privacy Rule Links
Public Health Grand Rounds: HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health

Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MMWR, Volume 52, Early Release

 

Acknowledgments

This report was prepared by Salvatore Lucido, M.P.A., and Denise Koo, M.D., Office of the Associate Director for Science, Epidemiology Program Office, CDC, in collaboration with James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., Center for Law and the Public's Health, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, Baltimore, Maryland. The preparers are grateful for the participation of Deborah Tress, J.D., Kenya Ford, J.D., and Heather Horton, J.D., Office of the General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, CDC/ATSDR Branch; the CDC Working Group on the Privacy Rule; and Beverly Dozier, J.D., Lance A. Gable, J.D., Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., Gail Horlick, J.D., and Jennifer Kurle.

The preparers also thank the following partners for their valuable input: Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Health Data Organizations, Association of Public Health Laboratories, and National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems.

 


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