Have you had problems or positive experiences with the federal health privacy law HIPAA? The Daily News wants to hear your stories.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It limits who can look at or receive health information, whether it's electronic, written or oral.
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The law has had its critics because it has been unevenly applied and, in some cases, thwarts family members from obtaining timely medical information about relatives.
To share your story about your experience with this law, please contact reporter Katie Fairbanks at 360-577-2532 or email@example.com.