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The State of Health Privacy: Volume 2

The terrain of state health privacy law remains uneven. While the Federal Health Privacy Rules have established some uniform minimum standards, state health privacy laws remain diverse in the rights and protections that they afford. Because the Federal Health Privacy Rules do not cover all who hold health information and do not preempt many state laws, the level of protection afforded to health information continues to vary depending on who is holding the information and the state in which they are located.