Ruling Upholding HIPAA Not Disturbed

South Carolina Med. Ass'n v. Thompson, 327 F.3d 346 (4th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 124 S. Ct. 464 (2003)

The Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Fourth Circuit that upheld the constitutionality of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and regulations promulgated pursuant to it.  The South Carolina Medical Association had challenged the statute and its regulations as transferring too much legislative authority in the medical privacy arena to the Department of Health and Human Services...

Found in DMHL Volume 23 Issue 1