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Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule create a government database with all individuals' personal health information?

Answer:

No. The Privacy Rule does not create such a government database or require a physician or any other covered entity to send medical information to the Federal government for a government database or similar operation.

Learn more about health information privacy.

 

 

Date Created: 12/20/2002
Last Updated: 11/09/2006

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013
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