Tuesday, September 17, 2013

California Expands Confidentiality to Personal Health Records

California is leading the way in protecting health information. The Governor, Jerry Brown, signed AB 658 into law on September 9, 2013.

The amendment brings personal health records - including commercial vendors and businesses offering mobile health care applications – under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), even though it does not make vendors or businesses healthcare providers.

"The amendment brings personal health records - including commercial vendors and businesses offering mobile health care applications – under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), even though it does not make vendors or businesses healthcare providers." - PHIprivacy.net
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Sources:
(a) California expands medical confidentiality protection to personal health records - PHIprivacy.net, 09/14/2013

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