VII. Key Issues: Regulation & Reform >> B. Health Care Regulation >> Health Professionals Regulation >> Clinician Medical Records Regulation (last updated June 15, 2014)
Medical records regulation affects the offices of physicians, dentists and other health professionals in addition to health facilities. The Duke Center for Health Policy has developed a draft working paper assessing the costs and benefits of medical records regulation and privacy, including HIPAA privacy rules and state privacy regulations (P3-Clinician-Medical-Records).
- Privacy Rule. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule
- Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information. This link summarizes the Privacy Rule’s protection of the privacy of individually identifiable health information, the rights granted to individuals, OCR’s enforcement activities, and how to file a complaint with OCR.