is the HIPPA act retroactive past 1996?
- 1 month ago
HIPPA act covers all medical info, no matter how old it is.
- curtisports2Lv 71 month ago
NO law is retroactive. The Constitution prohibits it. Look up 'ex post facto'.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
Anything that happened before HIPAA (note proper spelling) became law isn't covered. Any covered act after it became law is covered, regardless of the age of the information.
- ExoplanetLv 71 month ago
Hippopotami (plural) are endangered, however there is no "HIPPA act." But it's good that you care about large semi-aquatic mammals.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
All records and interaction with patients BEFORE 1996 are covered by HIPAA[The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)].
- BruceLv 71 month ago
Can you be held accountable for violating it before it was passed? No.
Does it now apply to records that were created before 1996? Yes.
- KiethLv 71 month ago
All healthcare information is protected.
- Huh?Lv 71 month ago
The law took effect in 1996, you can't enforce a law retroactively.
The Constitution says in Article 1, "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed."