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PRIVACY AND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE SERIES Information Management for State Health Officials HIPAA Privacy Rule Implementation in State Public Health Agencies Successes Challenges and Future Needs Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 1275 K Street NW Suite 800 Washington D C 20005 4006 www astho org ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL HEALTH OFFICIALS HIPAA Privacy Rule Implementation in State Public Health Agencies Successes Challenges and Future Needs 2005 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 1 This project was made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Information Privacy Office Cooperative Agreement to Improve the Nation s Public Health Infrastructure with State Public Health Agencies Systems U50 CCU313903 06 ASTHO is grateful for this support The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is the national non profit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States the U S territories and the District of Columbia ASTHO s members the chief health officials in these jurisdictions are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and assuring excellence in state based public health practice For additional information contact publications astho org 1275 K Street NW Suite 800 Washington DC 20005 Phone 202 371 9090 Fax 202 371 9797 www ASTHO org www StatePublicHealth org 2005 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 2 Executive Summary To assist states with implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials ASTHO developed a brief survey to evaluate states experiences with the Act The survey was distributed in August 2004 to state senior deputies members of ASTHO s HIPAA Task Team and designated state staff members This issue report presents the survey results including how states have classified themselves under the



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