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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

  • By: Raúl Fernández-Calienes
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a broad law intended to protect workers from denial of insurance coverage for preexisting conditions and to establish guidelines for the collection, distribution, use, and storage ...

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