The HIPAA Privacy Rule provided the first national standards for protecting the privacy of health information. The Privacy Rule regulates the use and disclosure of certain individually identifiable health information, called protected health information (PHI).
Public health practice often requires the acquisition, use, and exchange of PHI to perform public health activities such as health surveillance and outbreak investigation. The policy and guidance resources below help inform determinations on permitted disclosures of PHI for public health activities within the Military Health System.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
This is an official U.S. Navy website
This is a Department of Defense (DoD) Internet computer system.
General Navy Medical Inquiries (to Bureau of Medicine and Surgery): email@example.com