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Bills Introduced to Bypass MN Privacy and Consent Laws

Bills Introduced to Bypass MN Privacy and Consent Laws

On Monday, March 6th, Representative Nick Zerwas (R - Elk River) introduced HF 3312 and Senator Eric Pratt (R - Prior Lake) indtroduced SF 2975. These identical companion bills provide an exception to the patient consent requirements found in the Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA). This exception downgrades Minnesota's consent requirements to the level of the federal "No Privacy" HIPAA rule. The bills, if passed, would circumvent Minnesota's strongest-in-the-nation privacy law and render it useless.

Medical Privacy Under Attack in MN! We need YOUR Help—ASAP!

Medical Privacy Under Attack in MN!  We need YOUR Help—ASAP!

CCHF has met with legislative members, House and Senate leadership, and House and Senate committee chairs to discuss the privacy-attack plan that's underway to repeal the protective Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA) - one of the strongest medical privacy and patient consent laws in the nation. 

Exposing Idemia: The Push for National Biometric IDs in America

Exposing Idemia: The Push for National Biometric IDs in America

Exposing Idemia

The Push for National Biometric IDs in America

Written by Twila Brase and Matt Flanders* 

 

Health Plans & Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

Health Plans & Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesota has one of the strongest medical privacy laws in the nation, but major industry players, such as hospitals, health plans, lawyers and the Minnesota Department of Health, want to repeal these protective provisions.

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Two bills in Congress seek to roll back the restrictions on a 46-year-old law that currently keeps information about drug and alcohol treatment private. The new measures would allow broad sharing of this sensitive information.

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 20: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2017

What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) president and co-founder Twila Brase was a featured speaker yesterday at the National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy meeting in Washington, D.C., asking the important and timely question, “Patient Privacy: Where Art Thou?”

MN Action Alert: Protect and Control Your Health Information!

MN Action Alert: Protect and Control Your Health Information!

ACTION ALERT

STOP ATTACK ON STRONG MINNESOTA MEDICAL PRIVACY LAW
ACT NOW: Save your consent and privacy rights!  

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Congress Has Exposed Patients’ DNA to Prying Eyes.

Congress Has Exposed Patients’ DNA to Prying Eyes.

The 21st Century Cures Act was hailed as the biggest health-care reform since ObamaCare. It’s easy to see why: The law, which passed both houses of Congress by unanimous consent last December, increased the budget of the National Institutes of Health, designated nearly $2 billion for cancer research, and set aside $500 million in 2017 alone to address the opioid crisis.

CCHF Responds to HHS Request with 21 Ways to Cut Burden of Obamacare

CCHF Responds to HHS Request with 21 Ways to Cut Burden of Obamacare

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a national health freedom organization located in Minnesota, and the initiator of The Wedge of Health Freedom (jointhewedge.com) is responding to your request for information on reducing the regulatory burdens imposed by the PPACA and moving American medical care to a more patient-centered system that “adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment.” Our recommendations are based on five key elements of health freedom and five essential rights: