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05/10/2003 Archived Entry: "Physician non-disclosure request"

WITH THE NEW HIPAA ANTI-PRIVACY REGULATIONS IN EFFECT it may be time to present your physician with this form requesting non-disclosure of your private medical data. The form is the work of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which has been doing other heroic work to protect physician-patient confidentiality. Among their latest efforts: A "Miranda warning" ad informing medical patients that everything we say can and will be used against us. (They could use some $$ to help get this ad out and pursue a lawsuit against HIPAA.)

The government and the media call HIPAA regulations "privacy regulations." Absolutely. And war is peace, fear is security, hate is love, and George W. Bush is the greatest president America ever had. Next to Bill Clinton, of course. (Remember that because of a last-minute Clinton-administration screwup, the incoming Bushies had the chance to stop these regulations dead. And instead Bush ordered them to go into effect -- even though he had to make an end run around the objections of his own Health and Human Services secretary, Tommy Thompson, to impose the regs.)

Posted by Claire @ 01:45 AM CST

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