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Mississippi Town Backs Down on HIPPA Stance

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· Story link The city attorney in Hattiesburg, Miss., after hearing from the state attorney general, has reversed his position…

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The city attorney in Hattiesburg, Miss., after hearing from the state attorney general, has reversed his position and told police and fire departments they should release identifying and other information about the injured victims of crimes, fires and other emergencies. The AG’s Office said that a federal HIPAA regulation provides state open records laws supercede the HIPAA’s privacy guarantee. (2/13/05)