HIPAA Privacy Rules Called “Impractical, Nonsensical”

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-10-16-cover-medical-privacy_x.htm The new national standard for medical privacy that makes the unauthorized release of medical information a crime has resulted in widespread confusion among law enforcers, the media, medical officials and the public, reports USA Today. The 500-page Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) "has been interpreted in extreme – and often incorrect – ways that critics say have been impractical at best and nonsensical at worst," the paper said. Some . . .

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