Patient Privacy

 

 

 

HEALTH PRIVACY ALERT!

By federal law and rule, you are not required to sign the clinic or hospital HIPAA "Privacy" form...even if the clinic or hospital tries to insist that you must. The form has nothing to do with consent or health privacy. The form is actually just an acknowledgment that you have received and understood the clinic or hospital's "Notice of Privacy Practices," which given the permissive access allowed, could better be described as a Notice of Data Disclosure Practices.

CCHC's Public Comments on Medical Privacy

The federal government does not have the legal or moral authority to strip individuals of basic patient rights in order to achieve faster transactions, more convenience, or any other stated rationale. In fact the implementation of the medical privacy rule is an infringement of federalism, to say nothing of Fourth amendment rights.

CCHC's Comments on Centralized Medicare Database

We are concerned not only about the eleven Routine Uses proposed for the data, for which you asked for comment, but also about the new Centralization of patient data on our nation's senior citizens, and its potential for privacy abuses and health care rationing.

Detailed Background Information and Contacts on Medical Privacy Declaration Forms

Declare Your Medical Privacy Intentions

Declare Your Medical Privacy Intentions

Declare Your Medical Privacy Intentions

Financial Institutions Declaration Form

OASIS DECLARATION FORM

Administrative Simplication