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Link List for Legal and Privacy Resources

Administrative Offices of US Courts
Links to State and Circuit Courts -- access to opinions on these individual sites.

American Health Information Management Association
Resource for medical records professionals, with detailed information on all aspects of handling and protecting medical records.

American Health Information Management Association Practice Briefs
Oriented towards providers. Includes models and guidance for designated record sets, notice of privacy practices, minimum necessary, uses and disclosures, record destruction, consents, authorizations, marketing and fundraising, record retention, privacy official and security official job descriptions, and privacy training.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Privacy Rule and Public Health
The Privacy Rule and Public Health.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The official site for HIPAA information related to Medicare and Medicaid. Includes a notice of privacy practices that has been reviewed for compliance.

Search government research and development publications, search government web pages, links to government websites and Supreme Court decisions from 1937-1975.

Browse legal resources by practice area or jurisdiction, research federal and state laws.

First Gov
Website maintained by the Federal Government providing links to state, local and tribal governments along with links to federal agencies.

GPO Access
This is the Government Printing Office. They disseminate information from all three branches of the Federal Government. Search bills, US code, congressional records, and judicial resources.

HHS Office for Civil Rights
Provides technical assistance materials such as copies of the rules and guidance documents, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and sample business associate contract provisions.

HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
Provides background information on Administrative Simplification Provisions and Rules including all versions of proposed and final rules, preamble to rules, and HHS’s responses to comments on proposed rules. Useful when issue is not addressed in FAQs.

Provides a forum for those working for and with state and local government. Also maintains free HIPAA materials of all kinds developed by state and local government agencies. Must sign up and be able to demonstrate government connection.

International Association of Privacy Professionals
Privacy Officers Association Web site with links to other HIPAA resources.

Provides links to state websites, state and federal courts, cases, and codes, information on legal practice areas and links to law blogs.

Legal Information Institute Federal Law - Cornell
Cornell University's Legal Information Institute. From here, you can view the U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations and Supreme Court decisions.

Legal Information Institute State Law - Cornell
Cornell University's Legal Information Institute. From here, you can view State Codes, State Supreme Court decisions, and State bills.

LexisOne (Free but requires registration)
Provides free access to case law (past five years), forms and headline legal news for free. *Shell documents, table cases, head notes and some State Courts not available through free case law.*

Library of Congress' American Memory Project
U.S. Statutes at large (1789-1875).

Provides some free access to city municipal codes/ordinances.

National Center for Health Statistics
Data release policy.

National Institutes of Health The Privacy Rule and Research
The Privacy Rule and Research.

Office of Civil Rights: HIPAA
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has set up this page to provide information regarding the HIPAA privacy rule including the full text of the regulation and information on how to file a privacy complaint.

Office of the Law Revision Counsel
From here, you can see where recently enacted laws will show up in the U.S. Code and which sections of the code those laws have amended. You can download titles and chapters of the U.S. Code.

Office of the Solicitor General
Access to all briefs filed by the Solicitor General. Briefs are grouped by the Supreme Court term during which they are filed.

Browse Supreme Court cases by issue and by term, get information on S.C. Justices and on new media releases related to the Supreme Court.

Find and view the regulations and actions of Federal agencies.

State and Local Government on the Net
An internet directory providing links to State Government offices and Local Offices and Federal Government sites.

Supreme Court
Provides information about the Supreme Court, its docket, opinions, etc.

The Seattle Public Library: Municipal Codes
Online collection of city and country codes available for unrestricted searching online.

The 'Library of Congress’ legislative information site. From here you can search bill text, view bill history, congressional records, committee reports, etc.

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI/SNIP)
Provides an excellent source of publicly available materials developed by volunteers implementing all aspects of HIPAA for a wide variety of organizations. Contains excellent white papers describing the rules and implementation issues.

Zimmerman's Research Guide - LexisNexis
Online legal encyclopedia for legal researchers with links to pertinent data sources.