Patients Question HIPAA Provision That Allows Use Of Patient Data For Fundraising

The federal law known as HIPAA that is meant to protect the privacy of patients “specifically allows medical centers to use patient information for fundraising activities,” The Seattle Times reports. “Information about diagnosis or treatment is off-limits, but federal and state laws allow hospitals, in most cases, to use a patient's name, address, contact information, dates of hospital service, gender, age and insurance status in fundraising efforts.”

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