Patient Privacy




National Provider Identification System

CCHC Medical Privacy Declaration Form

I reject the government’s claim that citizens have a public responsibility to disclose private and personal medical information as stated in the medical privacy recommendations written by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (9/11/97).


Important Definitions (HIPAA) - The Federal Medical Privacy Rule


Testimony of Twila Brase, R.N. President, Citizens' Council on Health Care before the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Committee

Blame Congress for HMOs

Blame Congress for HMOs

Only 27 years ago, congressional Republicans and Democrats agreed that American patients should gently but firmly be forced into managed care. That patients do not know this fact is evidenced by public outrage directed at health maintenance organizations (HMOs) instead of Congress.

Medical Privacy Project 2001


Public Health Rails Against Patient Privacy

The public emphatically supports the right of patient privacy. A 1993 Harris poll found that 97% of respondents believed in the importance of protecting the confidentiality of individual medical records, with 36% classifying such protection as "absolutely essential." Patients know that inappropriate or malicious use of medical information can be devastating: marriages shattered, jobs lost, insurance denied, political campaigns crushed.