|U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review Of
Federal Appeals Court HIPAA Ruling
From BNA Health Law Reporter (November 6, 2003)
The U.S. Supreme Court denied review Nov. 3 of a petition that challenged a federal appeals court ruling that upheld privacy regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (South Carolina Medical Association v. Thompson, U.S., No. 03-114, review denied 11/3/03). The high court action leaves standing a federal appeals court decision that found Congress did not impermissibly delegate its legislative authority in authorizing the agency to issue the regulations designed to protect the privacy of patient medical records and other health information.
Posted to HIPAAcomply 11/10/03