42 U.S. Code § 300jj–19 - Miscellaneous provisions
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(a) Relation to HIPAA privacy and security law
(1) In general
With respect to the relation of this subchapter to HIPAA privacy and security law:
(A) This subchapter may not be construed as having any effect on the authorities of the Secretary under HIPAA privacy and security law.
(B) The purposes of this subchapter include ensuring that the health information technology standards and implementation specifications adopted under section 300jj–14 of this title take into account the requirements of HIPAA privacy and security law.
For purposes of this section, the term “HIPAA privacy and security law” means—
(A) the provisions of part C of title XI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1320d et seq.], section 264 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and subtitle D of title IV  of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act; and
In administering the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall have flexibility in applying the definition of health care provider under section 300jj (3) of this title, including the authority to omit certain entities listed in such definition when applying such definition under this subchapter, where appropriate.
 See References in Text note below.
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXX, § 3009, as added Pub. L. 111–5, div. A, title XIII, § 13101,Feb. 17, 2009, 123 Stat. 242.)
References in Text
The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(A), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620. Part C of title XI of the Act is classified generally to part C (§ 1320d et seq.) of subchapter XI of chapter 7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of this title and Tables.
Section 264 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, referred to subsec. (a)(2)(A), is section 264 ofPub. L. 104–191, which is set out as a note under section 1320d–2 of this title.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(A), is title XIII of div. A and title IV of div. B of Pub. L. 111–5, Feb. 17, 2009, 123 Stat. 226, 467, also known as the HITECH Act. Subtitle D of title IV of the Act probably means subtitle D of title XIII of div. A of the Act, which is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 17921 et seq.) of chapter 156 of this title. Title IV of div. B of the Act does not contain a subtitle D. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 2009 Amendment note set out under section 201 of this title and Tables.
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