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|The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
(“Privacy Rule”) establishes, for the first time, a set of national
standards for the protection of certain health information. The U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued the Privacy Rule to
implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). 1 The Privacy Rule standards address
the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “Protected
Health Information (PHI)” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule —
called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals' privacy
rights to understand and control how their health information is used.
HIPAA Office: 573-596-4935