HIPAA and Immunization
National health information privacy standards are in effect under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Select the links below for information on how HIPAA relates to immunization.
- Immunization Data Sharing
MDH position on how HIPAA interacts with the Minnesota immunization data sharing law and the school immunization law, and logging public health disclosures of Immunization Data under HIPAA.
Disease Reporting and HIPAA
DCN article providing the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)'s analysis of two issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and communicable disease reporting.
- Disclosure to Public Health Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Immunization registries and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines.
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996
CDC guidance on interpreting HIPAA as it relates to immunization, including answers to frequently asked questions on AFIX and VFC provider site visits. Attention: Non-MDH link
11 MMWR, early release: HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health; Guidance
from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: Non-MDH link