Issue Brief

No. 724

Protecting the Confidentiality of Health Information
September 18, 1998

Author

Nora Super

Summary

This issue brief focuses on the legislation aimed at protecting the confidentiality of health information. It provides an overview of legislation being considered in 1998 and focuses on three key issues: controlling access to health information, conducting research, and preempting state laws.

Related Materials

See also the related Forum Session and publication (Background Paper, July 1998).

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