Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

104th Congress

Full text of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the key federal law governing data privacy and security of medical information.

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Health Information Privacy

Department of Health and Human Services

HHS site providing comprehensive information about HIPAA, for individuals and professionals, with details on both the privacy and security rules.

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HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

American Medical Association

This site describes HIPAA and relevant Affordable Care Act provisions, as well as a 

variety of HIPAA-related resources.

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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Its Impacts on Research

National Institutes of Health

Educational materials concerning HIPAA’s role in clinical research, authorizations, and other aspects of the research process.

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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and HHS

Guidance from the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services on HIPAA and public health.

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Privacy Legislation and Regulations

Centers for Disease Control

CDC page on privacy legislation and regulations, including HIPAA.

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Portability of Health Coverage (HIPAA)

Department of Labor

Department of Labor site describes HIPAA rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans.

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HIPAA: Impacts and Actions by States

National Conference of State Legislatures

Site featuring a variety of information relating to state enactment of HIPAA.

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