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Tool: Checklist of Information Needed to Address Proposed Data Collection, Access and Sharing

This checklist provides a list of questions that public health authorities should consider prior to initiating new Act;ivities involving data collection, access, and sharing.

Year 2014

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Comparison of FERPA and HIPAA Privacy Rule for Accessing Student Health Data

This document provides a side-by-side comparison of the FERPA and HIPAA privacy protections to facilitate sharing between schools and health agencies.

Year 2012

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Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/ Local Public Health Authorities And Tribal Epidemiology Centers In Selected U.S. Jurisdictions

This resource provides a general overview of the legal authority of state, local and tribal public health agencies to collect, use, and share data for public health and research purposes.

Year 2011

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Legal Issues Related to Sharing of Clinical health; Data with Public Health Agencies

This document discusses legal issues relating data sharing between health care providers and public health agencies.

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Quick Reference: HIPAA and Public Health

This resource provides a one-page overview of several HIPAA provisions as they relate to public health agencies.

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Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide Third Edition

This two-volume manual provides detailed information on creating and operating various health-related registries.

Year 2014

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Criminal and Epidemiological Investigation Handbook

This resource provides guidance on joint criminal and epidemiological investigations involving law enforcement and public health officials.

Year 2011

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Disclosure of Individual Health Information & HIPAA Requirements

This resource explains requirements for a few of the HIPAA disclosure provisions, including whether disclosures must be logged by covered entities for accounting purposes.

Year 2016

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Tribal Epidemiology Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources and best Practices to promote population health among tribal communities by enhancing public health surveillance in Indian Country.

Year 2013

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Immunization Data Sharing, HIPAA, and MIIC

This guidance document examines whether the HIPAA protections permit providers to submit immunization data to a Minnesota immunization registry without patient authorization.

Year 2016

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Issue Brief: Disclosure of Identifiable Information by the Veterans Health Administration for Public Health Purposes

This issue brief examines federal laws governing the release of identifiable information by the Veterans Health Administration for public health Act;ivities.

Year 2016

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Administrative Data and Disease Surveillance: An Integration Toolkit

This resource discusses issues associated with the integration of administrative and disease surveillance data for public health applications, including real and perceived barriers to integration.

Year 2011

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ASTHO Public Health & Information Sharing Toolkit

This toolkit outlines concepts and issues relating public health agencies' authority to collect, use, and share information for emergency preparedness and response.

Year 2012

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ASTHO Public Health & Schools Toolkit

This toolkit provides information, fAct; sheets, and resources relating to public health agencies' legal authority to conduct public health Act;ivities in schools, including accessing student health information.

Year 2013

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Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program: The Surveillance Information Lifecycle

This toolkit provides guidance, resources, and tools to help users establish an EHR-based public health surveillance system.

Year 2016

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Legal & Ethical Considerations for Health Department Data Sharing

This document describes legal and ethical for public health use of HIV data. It focuses on state laws and whether health departments can use or share HIV data for various purposes.

Year 2018

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Public Health Access to Student Health Data: Authorities and Limitations in Sharing Information Between Schools and Public Health Agencies

This issue brief discusses the FERPA and HIPAA data protections and exceptions relevant to data sharing between schools and public health agencies.

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Public Health Information and Data Sharing: The Legal Framework

These webinar slides describe the role of law in health information technology, health system outcomes, and barriers to data sharing.

Year 2016

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Federal Public Health Laws Supporting Data Use and Sharing

This issue brief provides a brief overview of federal laws that encourage the use and release of health information for public health purposes.

Year 2015

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Guidance on the release of information concerning deaths, epidemics or emerging diseases

This guidance document provides recommendations to journalists and public health information officers pertaining to the release of health information in the context of public health incidents.

Year 2011

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Inter-Jurisdictional Health Information Exchange;: Guidance for Public Health Agencies

This document provides guidance for creating inter-jurisdictional data sharing agreements to facilitate sharing between public health agencies in different jurisdictions.

Year 2013

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Issue Brief: Disclosure of Certificates of Death in Indiana

This issue brief examines the legal implications of the Indiana Supreme Court Case Evansville Courier & Press and Rita Ward v.

Year 2016

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Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health

The resource walks through a series of legal analyses involving the application of the HIPAA rules to different case examples of health departments using health information for public health purposes.

Year 2017

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