Citation Edit

Health Privacy Working Group, Best Practices for Health Privacy (July 1999) (full-text).

Overview Edit

This report outlines the 11 "best principles" for health privacy to which the Working Group agreed and details the rationale behind the recommendations. The principles represent significant compromises between Working Group members and should be seen as a framework that aims to accommodate the various information needs of diverse interest groups. The principles are designed to establish a baseline of protections that should be considered when implementing comprehensive patient privacy policies and practices.

The 11 principles outlined in this document focus on information gathered in the context of providing patient care and are written to establish a broad framework for the use and disclosure of health information.