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  •  HIPAA did start during the Clinton era (4.00)
    But it was amended by the Bush Admin. to not require signed authorization by the patient to release certain information to insurers.

    You doctor's office may still get you to sign a release, but this is because either a) they think it's right, or b) they don't understand HIPAA.  No one really understands HIPAA, which is why it required a 6 hour medical record seminar to sort out the privacy and security requirements for medical profs. like me.

    I know that this is true because one of my docs just transferred my record to a referring doc without me signing anything.

    I'll see if I can dig up the regs.

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