[ Friday, July 24, 2009 ]


Preemption: In Minnesota, HIPAA doesn't preempt state law that allows an individual to pursue a state-law cause of action against a provider for improperly disclosing medical information. Well, of course not: HIPAA's preemption is only of weaker state laws. A state law that allows a cause of action that HIPAA doesn't wouldn't be weaker.

When I saw the sordid facts of this case, I thought it was in reference to this one, but the earlier one was in Hawaii.

Hat tip: Jim Griffin

Jeff [9:43 AM]

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