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Confidentiality, Health Information Security and Privacy.

Your Health Information Security: The 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and safety rules establish a federal requirement to protect your Health Information Security. HIPAA privacy rules usually require health care providers and health programs to protect your health information. This requirement applies to paper and electronic records. The HIPAA safety rules specify in more detail the measures your health care provider and others must take to protect your electronic health protection information. Is my health information protected by HIPAA? Privacy protection applies to your "individual identification health information", which means: Information about your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition;...