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C.F.R. refers to Code of Federal Regulations

U.S.C. refers to United States Code

Confidentiality of Medical Treatment (HIPPA)

45 C.F.R. 160, 162, 164

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, passed to safeguard protected health information, as summarized by the U.S. H.H.S.


45 USC § 1395dd

This is the law that requires hospitals to screen, treat, or transfer, anyone who arrives at an emergency room in need of urgent care

Patient Self-Determination

42 U.S.C. § 1395cc (f)

Health care institutions must offer information about advance medical directives to patients, arrange training of their staffs, and provide education to the public.

Sterilization or Abortion

42 U.S.C. § 300A-7

This statute expands the scope of medical activities to which people are entitled to object to based upon conscience. It also expands the types of people who have such rights.