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Robert Gellman: Consent for Disclosures of Health Records: Lessons from the Past, April 17 2007.
Author's Summary: A 1998 Maine health privacy law that required written consent for many health disclosures was so unpopular and impractical that the legislature suspended the law shortly after it took effect. Many of the law’s requirements for written consent were later replaced with expanded authority for nonconsensual disclosures.
Full text of article (PDF): http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/pdf/MaineHealthPrivacy1998_Gellman.pdf
Author web site: http://www.bobgellman.com/
Author bio: http://www.bobgellman.com/rg-files/rg-bio.html
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