CA: AB 439 Would Weaken Medical Privacy Law

Richard Holober reports:

California lawmakers are poised to weaken a patient privacy law despite its overwhelming voter support.

AB 439 (Skinner) is before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a vote on Tuesday July 3. The bill would create loopholes in the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), placing patients at risk of repeated unauthorized release of confidential health information on a massive scale.

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