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Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule create a government database with all individuals' personal health information?


No. The Privacy Rule does not create such a government database or require a physician or any other covered entity to send medical information to the Federal government for a government database or similar operation.

For more detailed information about health privacy, you may want to visit our Medical Privacy: National Standards to Protect the Privacy of Personal Health Information site.





Date Created: 12/20/2002
Last Updated: 11/09/2006