Letter to HHS on HIPAA's Impact on Sharing Mental Health Records for Background Checks

February 14, 2013

Excerpt: One matter that has been brought to the committee’s attention is the applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the HIPAA Privacy Rule on the ability of state and local governments to share mental health records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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