Curriculum

Health Privacy Law

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Health Privacy Law is a fast-growing area of law that has seen significant recent regulatory and enforcement activity at both federal and state levels. This course addresses major federal health information privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act#s Privacy Rule and Security Rule, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 It will also consider enforcement decisions by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, the Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. courts; state tort law; significant state statutes and enforcement actions; comparative non-U.S. approaches to protecting the privacy of health data; and efforts to reform U.S. health privacy law. It will be taught from a practitioner#s perspective with a strong emphasis on relevant application of the law in a real world setting and will follow a practitioner#s outline of the relevant laws and their application to real world scenarios.

The course is being taught by Stan Crosley, a 1994 graduate of the Law School, and the former first Chief Privacy Officer of Eli Lilly and Company. Based in Indianapolis, Stan is of counsel to the Washington law firm of Drinker Biddle, where he chairs the Data Privacy and Health Information Governance team, and a co-director of IU#s Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information. He co-founded and served as chair of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium and was a member of the Institutes of Medicine Medical Research and Privacy Committee and the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He currently co-chairs the federal government#s Health IT Policy Committee#s Privacy & Security Work Group.