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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. These protections are balanced by the Privacy Rule’s permitted disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other specified purposes. The HIPAA Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) advocates on behalf of our Fellows on a variety of topics related to HIPAA.

ACS Joint Sign-On Comment Letter – HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting for Disclosures

Office of Civil Rights Proposed Rule

Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules