Health insurance records, confidentiality and the individual
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Health insurance records, confidentiality and the individual report of the ABA Conference on the Confidentiality of Health Insurance Records, Annapolis, Maryland, June 8 to 10, 1978 by

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Published by Division of Public Service Activities, American Bar Association in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Privacy, Right of -- United States.,
  • Medical records -- Access control.

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Microfiche. Buffalo, N.Y. : Hein, 1994? negative.

StatementCommittee on Privacy, ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.
ContributionsAmerican Bar Association. Committee on Privacy.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17734464M

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