Health Information and Privacy (HIPAA): Iowa
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- Iowa does not have an equivalent of the federal law HIPAA. Instead, Iowa has limited laws regarding the confidentiality of patient information that generally prohibit health providers from disclosing such information. See Confidentiality of Patient Information for Health Care Providers.
- Iowa employers should also treat employee medical records as confidential. See Confidentiality of Employee Medical Information for Employers.
- Iowa has limited laws governing a physician's maintenance of patient medical records. See Medical Record Requirements for Health Care Providers.
- Iowa law strictly regulates the disclosure of information related to HIV-related testing and creates a private right of action for violations of this statute. See Confidentiality of HIV-Related Tests.
- Iowa law regulates the disclosure of mental health information. See Disclosure of Mental Health Information.
- Iowa law generally prohibits the disclosure of psychological test material, even to the subject of such a test. See Disclosure of Psychological Test Material.