AFFIRMATIVE MEDICAL INHERENCY 228
FEDERAL LAWS ARE INADEQUATE
NO FEDERAL LAW PROTECTS MEDICAL PRIVACY, AND STATE LAWS ARE TOO FRAGMENTED AND HAPHAZARD
Amitai Etzioni USA TODAY January 25, 2000, SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 15A TITLE: Our medical records are about to get more privacy // acs-EE2001
The counselor, I found out, was correct: No federal law protects our medical privacy, and state privacy laws are a haphazard patchwork of statutes often ignored with impunity by Internet sleuths.
NO FEDERAL LEGISLATION PROTCTS THE PRIVACY OF HEALTH INFORMATION
Kasper Zeuthen, The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo) September 7, 1999, SECTION: Pg. 7 TITLE: Reportage Nippon / Health information moves too freely in United States // acs-EE2001
"The major issue in this country is that there is no federal legislation to protect the confidentiality of health information," said Kathleen Frawley, vice president of the American Health Information Management Association.
"The reason why there is a lot of concern is that more and more information is being obtained by organizations that have access to patient information for financing of health care services. The information might be provided for legitimate purposes, but then there is no limitation on what they can do with the information after that," she said.