Maryland lawmakers pitch legislation to bypass patient privacy guidelines

02/23/2004 | American City Business Journals

Lawmakers in Maryland have introduced legislation to cease the enforcement of parts of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and allow health care providers to ignore some patient privacy standards. The lawmakers say the HIPAA regulations limit communication between providers and complicate the administering of care, and they are asking that the state instead resume patient privacy guidelines enacted about a decade ago.

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