Health: Health Information Technology & HIPAA Privacy


Legislative — proposals, bills and analysis from 2006-present
Regulatory — administrative rules and information from U.S. offices and agencies
Judicial — current and past court cases and amicus briefs
Press Releases — Council statements and advisories to the news media



(Items in italic are available only to Council members.)

Official Source Documents

July 17, 2009 — Education and Labor Committee Health Information Technology Amendment to H.R. 3200

July 31, 2008 — Wired for Health Care Quality Act (S. 1693), Senate Floor Version

July 22, 2008 — The Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment and Easing Communication Through Healthcare Technology (PRO(TECH)T) Act (H.R. 6357)(Manager's Amendment)

July 22, 2008 — Topline Changes to the Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment and Easing Communication Through Healthcare Technology (PRO(TECH)T) Act (H.R. 6357)(Manager's Amendment)

July 1, 20088 — Patient-Controlled Health IT Act (H.R. 6345/Boustany)

June 24, 2008 — The Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment and Easing Communication Through Healthcare Technology (PRO(TECH)T) Act (Dingell/Barton)

June 24, 2008 — Section-by-Section Summary of the PRO(TECH)T Act (Dingell/Barton)

June 4, 2008 — Promoting Health Information Technology Act (H.R. 6179)(Camp)

February 14, 2008 — Technologies for Restoring Users' Security and Trust (TRUST) in Health Information Act of 2008 (H.R. 5442)(Markey)

November 15, 2007 — Privacy in Labor/HHS/Ed Appropriations report (H.R. 3043) as Passed by House and Senate

October 10, 2007 — Promoting Health Information Technology Act (H.R. 3800)

August 1, 2007 — Wired for Health Care Quality Act (S. 1693), As Reported by Senate HELP Committee

July 18, 2007 — Health Information Privacy and Security Act (S. 1814)

June 27, 2007 — Privacy in Labor/HHS/Ed Appropriations report (S. 1710)

August 6, 2006 — HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt's Remarks to the National Governors Association on Health Care Transparency

August 6, 2006 — Question and Answer Session with HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt at the National Governors Association Meeting on Health Care Transparency

Official Source Documents

January 2, 2014 — HHS/CMS Proposed Regulations Regarding Certification of Compliance for Health Plans

March 18, 2013 — Proposed Regulations Regarding 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation and Technical Amendments to Certain Health Coverage Requirements Under PPACA

January 18, 2013 — HHS Final Regulations Modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the HITECH Act and GINA; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules

March 7, 2012 — HHS/CMS Proposed Regulations on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Stage 2

May 31, 2011 — HHS Proposed Regulations Regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule under HITECH Act

July 28, 2010 — HHS/CMS Final Regulations on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

July 28, 2010 — HHS/ONC Final Regulations on Health Information Technology Standards

July 14, 2010 — HHS Proposed Regulations for Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules under the HITECH Act

August 25, 2009 — FTC Final Regulations on Protected Health Information, as Published in Federal Register

August 24, 2009 — HHS Final Regulations on Protected Health Information, as Published in Federal Register

August 19, 2009 — HHS Final Regulations on Protected Health Information

August 19, 2009 — FTC Final Regulations on Protected Health Information

August 19, 2009 — FTC Protected Health Information Breach Notification Form

April 27, 2009 — HHS Guidance and Request for Information Regarding Protected Health Information

April 20, 2009 — FTC Guidance and Request for Information Regarding Protected Health Information

February 17, 2006 — Final HIPAA Enforcement Rule | PDF version

Council Materials

April 1, 2014 — Council Comments to CMS on Proposed Regulations Regarding Certification of Compliance for Health Plans

February 21, 2014 — P4P Presentation Slides: HIPAA Standard Transactions & Certification of Compliance for Health Plans

February 4, 2014 — Summary of New HIPAA Certification Requirement (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

May 7, 2012 — Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project Letter to CMS Regarding Health IT Meaningful Use Program

August 1, 2011 — Council/Chamber Comment Letter to HHS Regarding HITECH and HIPAA Privacy Rules

July 13, 2011 — Summary of HITECH Regulations for HIPAA Accounting of Disclosures (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

February 25, 2011 — Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project Comments to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Meaningful Use Stage 2

February 25, 2011 — Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project Comments to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System

September 13, 2010 — Confidentiality Coalition Comments to HHS on Proposed HITECH Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules

August 5, 2010 — Group Letter to HHS in Support of Health Information Technology and Quality Initiatives

October 23, 2009 — Council Comments to HHS on the Interim Final Rule for Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information

August 25, 2009 — Summary of Final Regulations on Protected Health Information (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

June 1, 2009 — Council Comment Letter to FTC Regarding Protected Health Information Guidance

May 21, 2009 — Council Comment Letter to HHS on Guidance and Request for Information Regarding Protected Health Information

May 11, 2009 — Groom Law Group Memo: HHS Guidance on Protected Health Information

May 11, 2009 — Groom Law Group Chart: HITECH Act (H.R. 1) Timeline of HIPAA Privacy & Security Provisions

May 11, 2009 — Groom Law Group Chart: Security Breach Notification Requirement

Official Source Documents
Council Materials