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September 23rd, 2003 • Quill Archives
Medical regulations raise new questions

John Wisely never thought that the near-drowning of a 2-year-old would be a dead-end story. The girl, who reportedly had just learned to open doors, went out a back sliding door and fell into a pond behind her house in mid-May.

September 23rd, 2003 • Quill Archives
How did we get a health privacy law?

The new health privacy regulation, which came from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, has traveled a long road since its inception. In fact, the regulations were not part of the original legislation. HIPAA began as the Kennedy-Kassebaum bill, bipartisan legislation that sought to ensure continuing health insurance coverage when employees change or lose their jobs.