Hospital Patient Privacy and Medical Record Confidentiality
Guidance concerning the protection of patient privacy and medical record information is clarified. This guidance is consistent
with the standards under the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.Guidance concerning
permitted incidental uses and disclosures is clarified and includes reasonable safeguards that must be in place to ensure
patient privacy.Tags A-0441, A-0442 and A-0443 have been combined. It will take time for this guidance to be incorporated
into a future ASPEN release. Prior to this conversion citations should be made only to Tag A-0441.