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New Hampshire Enacts Bills Relating to Health Data Privacy

State Issues

On August 7, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed into law H.B. 542, which primarily addresses health privacy issues. The new law (i) authorizes health care providers to disclose an individual’s protected health information to health information exchanges, and (ii) allows individuals to opt out of sharing their protected health care information through health information exchanges. The operative provisions of the new law become effective January 1, 2010.