Patient Privacy

 

 

 

UrgentHIPAA - the Federal Medical Privacy Rule

The federal medical privacy rule is commonly known as the "HIPAA privacy rule." However, it actually holds the title, "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information."

Potential ‘Backfire’ of COVID-19 Vaccine Sparks Concerns About Mandate

Potential ‘Backfire’ of COVID-19 Vaccine Sparks Concerns About Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) believes the public is not aware of the possible ‘backfire’ of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the possible harm of a nationwide vaccine mandate.

Call Congress to Oppose National Patient ID Amendment

Call Congress to Oppose National Patient ID Amendment

Congress is voting today, July 30, on an appropriations amendment to lift the 20-year ban on a National Patient ID for all Americans. Called a Unique Patient Identifier, the UPI would combine all of your private information, creating a master key that would open the door to every American’s medical, financial and other private data. Each American would be issued a single number. Contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives today!

House Arrest and Ankle Monitors: New Symptoms of COVID-19?

House Arrest and Ankle Monitors: New Symptoms of COVID-19?

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is issuing a warning to Americans about heavy-handed pandemic enforcement and recommending people think twice about testing and choosing to participate in contact tracing.

COVID-19 is Catalyst for Eliminating Privacy in 21st Century ‘Gold rush’ of Medical Data

COVID-19 is Catalyst for Eliminating Privacy in 21st Century ‘Gold rush’ of Medical Data

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is warning Americans about the privacy dangers of contact tracing and letting them know why they might want to refuse to participate.

A Legislative Session to Remember

A Legislative Session to Remember

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 23: Issue2: 2nd Quarter 2020 

Minnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

Minnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) sent a letter and more than 1,500 signatures on a petition to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz regarding the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter, which requires all hospitals in Minnesota to submit detailed Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is challenging the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter requiring all hospitals in Minnesota to submit Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

CCHF Letter to MDH Commissioner Malcolm

CCHF Letter to MDH Commissioner Malcolm

"We are deeply concerned with your April 2 'Notification Letter' letter to Minnesota hospitals regarding 'Situational Awareness.' Whether by accident or design, your Notification Letter falsely suggests that you have the authority to compel hospitals to provide MDH with all general population patient data, rather than limited, specific and authorized data necessary to support MDH’s COVID-19 surveillance efforts. . . ."

Universal Patient Data Consent Form

Universal Patient Data Consent Form

This language establishes a mandatory patient consent form for health information sharing. It allows a patient to share as much or as little information as they desire using “Yes” and “No” options for each requested data-share. Definitions attached to the form educate patients on how the information could be used allowing for more informed decision-making.