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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

 

Definition: U.S. federal legislation designed to preserve health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Includes security and privacy standards to protect personal health information and avoid misuse or inappropriate disclosure. It was established in 1996 and is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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