Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Definition / meaning of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

A 1996 U.S. law that allows workers and their families to keep their health insurance when they change or lose their jobs. The law also includes standards for setting up secure electronic health records and to protect the privacy of a person

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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