The Privacy Rule gives all individuals, and hence research subjects, a number of new rights. Items 3, 4 and 6 are of particular relevance to research. Under HIPAA everybody can:
The rule protects access to individually identifiable health information that is:
No. HIPAA does not override IRB requirements. After April 14, 2003 you will need to comply with both the Common Rule and the Privacy Rule. Here is a summary of their requirements.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is also known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Act.
It calls for:
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