• United States



by CSO Contributor

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Mar 28, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

This set of regulations was designed by the Clinton Administration to protect the privacy rights of patients.

Specifically, the regulations require doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and pharmacies to obtain written consent from patients before disclosing medical information to anyone for any reason; document any access to that data; hire a full-time privacy officer; and give patients access to their own data and the ability to make corrections.