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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): Summary of Federal Medical Privacy Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence (PDF)$0.00
Developed for health care professionals, this resource guide discusses the implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) for domestic violence reporting. Includes a summary of the federal guidelines for victims of domestic violence, frequently asked questions about HIPPA, requirements for meeting the Hybrid Entity designation, disclosure requirements
The following guiding principle and specific principles are designed to improve and build upon existing confidentiality safeguards to ensure that domestic violence victims are not placed at increased risk of retaliatory violence, discrimination, harassment, denial of insurance benefits, and other harm. Advocates, health care providers, administrators, oversight agencies, and policy
Victims of violence and abuse were specifically included in several new protections and programs outlined in federal health care reform enacted by President Barrack Obama. The new law opens the door to further integrate violence and abuse prevention into public health programs, research priorities, and adolescent health initiatives. Opportunities for