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Health Privacy and Confidentiality Recommendations

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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Health Privacy and Confidentiality Recommendations (June 25, 1997) (full-text).

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This report contains recommendations on standards for the protection of the privacy of individually identifiable health information. The Committee recommended that the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administration assign the highest priority to the development of a strong position on health privacy that provides the highest possible level of protection for the privacy rights of patients. The Committee also unanimously recommended that the 105th Congress enact a health privacy law before it adjourned in the fall of 1998.

The Committee called for a law that would require creators and users of identifiable health information to —

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