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.
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.
- Immunization Data Sharing, HIPAA, and MIIC
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