East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

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Public Health Activities Protected by HIPAA

The comments to the preamble of the Privacy Rule explicitly protect state public health laws by making it clear that “nothing in this [Rule] shall be construed to invalidate or limit the authority, power, or procedures established under any law providing for the reporting of disease or injury, child abuse, birth or death, public health surveillance, or public health investigation or intervention.”

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