State and Federal Regulations
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Congress passed this landmark law to provide consumers with greater access to health care insurance, to protect the privacy of health care data, and to promote more standardization and efficiency in the health care industry.
To learn more, please read more about HIPAA.
Oregon Genetic Privacy Act
The State of Oregon has laws to protect the genetic privacy of individuals. These laws give patients the right to refuse to have their health information or biological samples used for research. A biological sample may include a blood sample, urine sample or other materials collected from the body.
For more information, please read more about genetic privacy.
Identity Theft Protection Act
Personal information is a valuable commodity. The Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act of 2007 provides consumers with more tools to protect themselves against identity theft.
To learn more, please read more about the identity theft protection act.