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Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Definitions

Definitions play a key role in the Privacy Rule, and there are a number of definitions provided in the final rule: §160.103 (65FR82798), §160.202 (65FR82800), §164.501 (65FR82803), and §164.504 (65FR82802). Due to their detail, several of the definitions are important componen....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Modifications

The Rule’s provision for modifications (§160.104) follow the same approach as the other HIPAA regulations. "The Secretary may adopt a modification at any time during the first year after the standard [rule] or implementation specification is initially adopted [the rule....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Amendment of Protected Health Information

Standard: Right to Amend

The Rule says (§164.526) that "an individual has the right to have a covered entity amend PHI or a record about the individual in a designated record set for as long as the PHI is maintained in the designate....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Uses and Disclosures for Which Consent, an Authorization, or Opportunity to Agree or Object Is Not Required

The Rule states (§164.512) that "a covered entity may use or disclose PHI without the written consent or authorization of the individual as described in Consent for Uses or Di....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Other Requirements Relating to Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information

This section of the Rule (§164.514) begins by covering the standard and specifications for de-identification of PHI. In this analysis, this item is covered in Uses and Disclosures of De-Identified Protecte....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Consent for Use or Disclosures to Carry Out Treatment, Payment, or Health Care Operations

Standard: Consent Requirement

The Rule states (§164.506) that "a covered health care provider must obtain the individual’s consent, in accordance with this [Rule], prior to using or di....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Resources

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001



Initially the reader will find only a few Web site resources available. As with other HIPAA components, this will change as the industry matures in its understanding. Since the final Rule has already created comments, the Secretary has already indicated that several technical amendments wi....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Access of Individuals to Protected Health Information

Standard: Access to PHI—Right of Access

The Rule states (§164.524) that "an individual has a right of access to inspect and obtain a copy of PHI about the individual in a designated record set, for as long as the PH....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information

Standard: Notice of Privacy Practices—Right to Notice

The Rule states (§164.520) that "an individual has a right to adequate notice of the uses and disclosures of PHI that may be made by the covered entity, a....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Rights to Request Privacy Protection for Protected Health Information

Standard: Right of an Individual to Request Restriction of Uses and Disclosures of PHI

The Rule provides a standard (§164.522) that states that "a covered entity must permit an individual to request that....

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