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2002 News Archive

December 2002

October 2002

  • Am I a Covered Entity?  HHS helps answer this question with a new easy-to-use question and answer decision tool - 10/25/02
  • Complete Regulation Text for the Privacy Rule (Parts 160 and 164), as modified 5/31/02 and 8/14/02 [PDF] - 10/8/02

August 2002

  • HHS Final Changes to Privacy Rule that Protect Privacy, Access to Care.  HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson issues final changes to HHS' health privacy regulations to ensure strong privacy protections while correcting unintended consequences that threatened patients' access to quality health care - 8/9/02
    • Press Release Final Modifications [HTML] - 8/9/02
  • Final Modifications to the Privacy Rule, Federal Register [PDF]- 8/14/02

April 2002

  • HHS Deputy Secretary Claude A. Allen Testifies Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the Proposed Modifications to the Privacy Rule. Read Deputy Secretary Allen's testimony. - 4/16/02