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The HIPAA Law and Nursing/Society Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Health Law Your Name Your Institution Introduction The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996.
Privacy is a major element of the Act and it provides a digitalization and computerization of the administration of health insurance for workers in the United States. Obviously, the Act, like many healthcare acts in the United States have implications for legal practitioners and medical professionals. It creates rights and obligations for these professionals. This paper critiques the application of the law and its impact on nurses and lawyers in their work. In attaining this end, the paper will involve an analysis of the history of the act, its legal elements and implications for nurses and the society. History of the HIPAA Regulations As a background to the Act, it must be noted that there was a series of uncoordinated Acts that covered healthcare and health information of patients. These laws were somewhat remote and they did not create direct obligations on practitioners in the health sector. In other words, people whose information was abused in the health sector could raise civil cases. However, there were no direct laws that criminalized the abuse of privileged information in the health sector. Thus, there was a general need for the creation of a single unified law that dealt with the issue. The HIPAA regulations came to force in 1996 after a number of concerns were raised in relation to confidentiality rules and principles. ...
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