[ Friday, June 10, 2005 ]


HIPAA's partial preemption: You probably know that HIPAA preempts some, but not all, state laws relating to medical record privacy. HIPAA sets the floor, but states can have more stringent laws. So, HIPAA preempts state law that is less protective of privacy, but lets stand state law that is more protective. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a particular state law has been preempted. But there are a couple of useful resources, here and here, to tell you what the status is in a particular state. Of course, there are many lawyers who will help also. . . .

(Hat tip: Cathy Bond)

Jeff [11:17 AM]

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