What’s Happening in Privacy Policy

The Department of Health and Human Services continues to promulgate rules to implement the health information technology provisions of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (ARRA, P.L. 111-5). In addition to many provisions aimed at creating a national HIT infrastructure, ARRA also created new federal rules governing the privacy and security of health information. Meanwhile, as more health information is transmitted electronically, state and federal governments have become more deeply involved in regulating the exchange of health information.

  • For more information on recent congressional and regulatory privacy activity, view Recent Policy Activity.
  • For information on and resources from federal agencies and advisory committees involved in privacy policy, view Regulatory Resources.
  • For information on the congressional committees that have primary jurisdiction over health privacy issues, view Legislative Resources.

Statement: Orlando Mass Shooting and the Federal HIPAA Law


Confidentiality Coalition Activity

The Confidentiality Coalition works closely with key legislators and regulators to ensure HIPAA-related privacy legislation does not impede efforts to provide safe, high-quality, and coordinated healthcare.  Read More.