what measures should cdc personel take to protect someone confidentiality I am doing a paper on bioethic?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    KATRINA - CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) an ALL healthcare personnel are required to maintain a patient's confidentiality in accordance with the federal law, under HIPPA.

    New national health information privacy standards have been issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The new regulations provide protection for the privacy of certain individually identifiable health data, referred to as protected health information (PHI). Balancing the protection of individual health information with the need to protect public health, the Privacy Rule expressly permits disclosures without individual authorization to public health authorities authorized by law to collect or receive the information for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability, including but not limited to public health surveillance, investigation, and intervention.

    Public health practice often requires the acquisition, use, and exchange of PHI to perform public health activities (e.g., public health surveillance, program evaluation, terrorism preparedness, outbreak investigations, direct health services, and public health research). Such information enables public health authorities to implement mandated activities (e.g., identifying, monitoring, and responding to death, disease, and disability among populations) and accomplish public health objectives. Public health authorities have a long history of respecting the confidentiality of PHI, and the majority of states as well as the federal government have laws that govern the use of, and serve to protect, identifiable information collected by public health authorities.

    Source(s): a medical professional CDC
  • 1 decade ago

    Just change names, ages within even a year or two, and cities to protect the innocent and confidential info too. This is all you need do to protect anyone. Good luck and God Bless

    Source(s): nursing experience
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