How Will the Federal Medical Privacy Rule
Affect Patients' Control Over
Personal Health Information?
March 27, 2002
Washington, D.C.--The Bush Administration is proposing to
change the federal medical privacy rule that will soon directly
affect citizens' ability to control the privacy of their personal
All told, the forthcoming revised rule is going to set the
federal standards for who can legally access each and every
American's personal health information-including genetic information-with
or without individuals' informed consent. Citizens
will have only until April 26, 2002 to submit comments to
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding
proposed changes to the privacy rule.
Join us for a panel discussion to find out how the proposed
changes will impact patient, government, and industry control
over medical information.
||Tuesday, April 2, 2002
||National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
||Sue Blevins, Institute for Health Freedom
Lisa Dean, Free Congress Foundation
Tom Miller, Cato Institute
Jim Pyles, American Psychoanalytic Association
Kent Snyder, The Liberty Committee
The panel discussion event is free and open to the public.
Because of limited seating, please RSVP by 5:00 pm Monday,
April 1. For more information, contact Debbie Grady of the
Institute for Health Freedom at (202) 429-6610 or e-mail RSVP@ForHealthFreedom.org.