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June 16, 2023

AMIA supports efforts by HHS to revise the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“Privacy Rule”) under HIPAA and HITECH Act, to implement protections limiting uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) for certain purposes where the use or disclosure of information is about reproductive health care that is lawful under the circumstances.

Specifically, AMIA supports the scope of the proposal to provide strong protections against the use or disclosure of PHI for the criminal, civil, or administrative investigation of or proceeding against an individual, regulated entity, or other person for seeking, obtaining, providing, or facilitating reproductive health care, as well as the identification of any person for the purpose of initiating such an investigation or proceeding.