This website provides readers an historical perspective on the evolution of various healthcare laws and regulations affecting healthcare freedom and privacy.
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The Federal Medical Privacy Rule

How does the federal medical privacy rule affect health care ethics in the United States? Read testimony before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality: Public Hearing on Consent
On Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) sponsored a congressional briefing titled "Myths and Facts About Medical Privacy."... The following briefing materials were presented to each of the staff persons who attended the briefing: Congressional Briefing on Medical Privacy
How does the final federal medical privacy rule affect your privacy? Read this analysis that includes citations to the Federal Register: Myths and Facts
Links to the regulatory text section of the Final Medical Privacy Rule as officially published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2000. Note: The regulatory text (the substantive part of the rule) is found in pages 82798 through 82829. [IHF has underlined sections headings of the rule to guide the reader.]