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GAO Report on Implementation of HIPAA Privacy Rule

Health Information: First-Year Experiences under the Federal Privacy Rule, GAO-04-965, September 3, 2004, Highlights (both documents in PDF).

  • “Consumer and provider representatives contend that the general public is not well informed about their rights under the Privacy Rule. According to these organizations, patients may not understand the privacy notices they receive, or do not focus their attention on privacy issues when the notices are presented to them.”
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