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Restriction of litigants’ access to protected health information under HIPAA By Jeffrey P. Carren Federal Civil Practice, May 2004 Regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") prohibit covered entities-health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers-from using or disclosing protected health information ("PHI") without the consent of the individual who is the subject of the information, unless such use or disclosure is specifically permitted by the regulations.

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