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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.
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.
This document discusses legal issues relating data sharing between health care providers and public health agencies.
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.
This document provides a side-by-side comparison of the FERPA and HIPAA privacy protections to facilitate sharing between schools and health agencies.
This resource explains requirements for a few of the HIPAA disclosure provisions, including whether disclosures must be logged by covered entities for accounting purposes.
This guidance document examines whether the HIPAA protections permit providers to submit immunization data to a Minnesota immunization registry without patient authorization.
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.
This toolkit outlines concepts and issues relating public health agencies' authority to collect, use, and share information for emergency preparedness and response.
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.
This toolkit provides guidance, resources, and tools to help users establish an EHR-based public health surveillance system.
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.
This document provides guidance for creating inter-jurisdictional data sharing agreements to facilitate sharing between public health agencies in different jurisdictions.
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.
This issue brief provides a brief overview of federal laws that encourage the use and release of health information for public health purposes.
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.
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.