AIDS Confidentiality Act (IL)

Introduction The AIDS Confidentiality Act is an Illinois statute that establishes a privacy standard for the ordering and administration of HIV testing, counseling, and dissemination of test results. The statute is intended to serve the public health by promoting and encouraging greater use of voluntary HIV testing by members of the public through a greater […]

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act (IL)

Introduction The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act (the “Mental Health Confidentiality Act”) is a state statute that provides confidentiality to the records and communications of therapy recipients, collected during mental health and developmental disabilities services, provided in the state of Illinois. The statute also criminalizes knowing and willful violations of the confidentiality. Applicability […]

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HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

Introduction The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Breach Notification Rule (the “Breach Notification Rule”) codifies a federal data breach notification standard in the rules of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), pursuant to HHS’ authority under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Applicability The Breach Notification Rule applies to HIPAA […]

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FTC Health Breach Notification Rule

Introduction The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Health Breach Notification Rule ( the “FTC Rule”) codifies a federal data breach notification standard in the rules of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), pursuant to the FTC’s authority under section 13407 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a law intended to encourage the use […]

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