HIPAA 101: Five Key Concepts Every Virginia Litigator Should Know

Virginia Lawyer, June/July 2004

The full article is available in pre-formatted PDF format by clicking on the “Associated File” link below.


For attorneys practicing health law, consulting the Privacy Standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) is almost an everyday event. Since these extensive and complicated rules were published in December of 2000, we have been advising health care providers and health plans (“covered entities” under HIPAA) on the steps they should take to become compliant. For other attorneys, however, HIPAA has become a roadblock to patient information that used to be much more accessible.

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