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Volume 22: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2019 

CCHF Calls on U.S. Senate to Maintain Ban on Unique Patient Identifier

CCHF Calls on U.S. Senate to Maintain Ban on Unique Patient Identifier

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)sent a coalition letter to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Cosigned by more than 22 organizations nationwide, the letter urges the committee to refuse to fund the development of a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI) in the upcoming appropriations bill. CCHF writes:

Patient Rights Are Being Violated, and Congress is OK With It

Patient Rights Are Being Violated, and Congress is OK With It

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)  In response to news reports about Google receiving private patient data without patient consent from Ascension health care systems in 21 states, Twila Brase, president of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and author of “Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth about Electronic Health Records” makes the following statement:

Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
CCHF Responds to the proposed HHS (SAMSHA) rule on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, often referred to as 42 CFR Part 2. CCHF says the strong privacy and consent requirements people with substance use disorders have today should not be rescinded. Rather, these rights should be restored to all patients whose consent rights were stripped away by the federal HIPAA "privacy" rule.

 

Unique Patient Identifier is a Patient Privacy Nightmare

Unique Patient Identifier is a Patient Privacy Nightmare

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) throws its full support behind efforts, like U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest proposed legislation, that prevent the development and creation of a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI), also known as a National Patient ID.

CCHF Launches “Patient Toolbox”

CCHF Launches “Patient Toolbox”

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has launched a new protective, patient-centered initiative, Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org). Responding to an increasing number of patient requests for assistance, this online resource will help patients navigate complex, difficult-to-understand, and often high-pressure situations many Americans experience when they go to a clinic or are admitted to a hospital.