H.R.1709 - Stop Taking Our Health Privacy (STOHP) Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: H.R.1709 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Stop Taking Our Health Privacy (STOHP) Act of 2003 - Declares that modifications made by an August 14, 2002, final rule affecting medical privacy to a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section concerning consent for uses or disclosures to carry out treatment, payment, or health care operations shall have no force or effect. Directs that such CFR section shall be construed and applied to permit a health care provider to use or disclose an individual's protected health information without prior consent under specified circumstances, provided that the provider obtains written consent from the individual as soon as practicable.
Introduced in House (04/10/2003)
Declares that a CFR section dealing with uses and disclosures for which an authorization is required shall be construed and applied so that an authorization shall be invalid unless it meets specified criteria, including that it describes the specific marketing uses and disclosures authorized.
States that the modifications made by the August 14 final rule dealing with permitted disclosures for public health activities shall have no force or effect.