Minnesota Privacy & Security Resources

State and federal information and resources regarding health information privacy, confidentiality & security

Minnesota Activities and Resources

Privacy, Legal and Policy Workgroup
Website of the Privacy, Legal and Policy Workgroup of the Minnesota e-Health Initiative.

Minnesota Standard Consent Form to Release Health Information (PDF 212KB/3 pg)
A standard patient consent form for a person to release their health information.

Q & A: Standard Consent Form to Release Health Information (PDF 27KB/1 pg) updated January 2012
For general questions regarding the Minnesota Standard Consent Form to Release Health Information.

Minnesota Health Records Act
Minnesota law governing health records information, Minnesota Statutes 144.291 through 144.298

Minnesota Documents Related to Federal Privacy & Security Activities


National Resources

ARRA Title XIII: HITECH Act, Subtitle D – Privacy (PDF 113KB/22 pg)
Full text of privacy provisions included in the HITECH Act.

HHS Interim Final Rule and Request for Comment on Breach Notification of Unsecured Protected Health Information (PDF 315KB/121 pg)
Full text of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services health information breach notification interim final rule for HIPAA covered entities.

FTC Interim Final Rule on Health Breach Notification (PDF 386KB/88 pg)
Full text of Federal Trade Commission’s health information breach notification rule for non-HIPAA covered entities.

HHS Interim Final Rule Enforcement (PDF 83KB/9 pg)
Full text of HHS amending sections within HIPAA related to the authority of the Secretary of the HHS (the Secretary) to impose civil money penalties.

HHS Proposed Rule Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (PDF 134KB/51 pg)
Full text of HHS proposed rule to modify certain provisions HIPAA related to genetic information.

Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority (PDF 14KB/4 pg)
Full text of HHS statement of delegated authority for HIPAA security rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the Director, Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 03:15PM