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Medical "Privacy" "Law"

see-no-evil.jpgPop quiz time! What do you call a set of regulations that the government won’t enforce?


In the three years since Americans gained federal protection for their private medical information, the Bush administration has received [nearly 20,000] complaints alleging violations but has not imposed a single civil fine and has prosecuted just two criminal cases.

Medical Privacy Law Nets No Fines.” Dan Solove suggests a right of private action in “HIPAA’s Lax Enforcement.”

Photo by James Tran.

One comment on "Medical "Privacy" "Law""

  • gwen says:

    Hey adam,
    yes HIPAA may NOT be enforced at this time…
    HOWEVER .. the Medical Cannabis Card Centers and Patient Pharmacies had better be aware that this is the camels nose in the tent for them. Dont respect HIPAA, and you will see interest from the fed in using HIPAA offensively to harass the medical cannabis field.
    someone who programs for the medical cannabis field…

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