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noun condition, fitness, freedom from aillent, freedom from disease, haleness, hardiness, physical condition, robustness, ruggedness, salubrity, salus, sanitas, soundness, soundness of body, stamina, state of health, strength, sturdiness, vigor, vitality, well-being, wholesomeness
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HEALTH. Freedom from pain or sickness; the most perfect state of animal life. It may be defined, the natural agreement and concordant dispositions of the parts of the living body.
     2. Public health is an object of the utmost importance and has attracted the attention of the national and state legislatures.
     3. By the act of Congress of the 25th of February, 1799, 1 Story's L. U. S. 564, it is enacted: 1. That the quarantines and other restraints, which shall be established by the laws of any state, respecting any vessels arriving in or bound to any port or district thereof, whether coming from a foreign port or some other part of the United States, shall be observed and enforced by all officers of the United States, in such place. Sect. 1. 2. In times of contagion the collectors of the revenue may remove, under the provisions of the act, into another district. Sect. 4. 3. The judge of any district court may, when a contagious disorder prevails in his district, cause the removal of persons confined in prison under the laws of the United States, into another district. Sect. 5. 4. In case of the prevalence of a contagious disease at the seat of government, the president of the United States may direct the removal of any or all public offices to a place of safety. Sect. 6. 5. In case of such contagious disease, at the seat of government, the chief justice, or in case of his death or inability, the senior associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, may issue his warrant to the marshal of the district court within which the supreme court is by law to be holden, directing him to adjourn the said session of the said court to such other place within the same or adjoining district as he may deem convenient. And the district judges may, under the same circumstances, have the same power to adjourn to some other part of their several districts. Sect. 7.
     3. Offences against the provisions of the health laws are generally punished by fine and imprisonment. These are offences against public health, punishable by the common law by fine and imprisonment, such for example, as selling unwholesome provisions. 4 Bl. Com. 162; 2 East's P. C. 822; 6 East, R.133 to 141; 3 M. & S. 10; 4 Campb. R. 10.
     4. Private injuries affecting a man's health arise upon a breach of contract, express or implied; or in consequence of some tortious act unconnected with a contract.
     5.-1. Those injuries to health which arise upon contract are, 1st. The misconduct of medical men, when, through neglect, ignorance, or wanton experiments, they injure their patients. 1 Saund. 312, n. 2. 2d. By the sale of unwholesome food; though the law does not consider a sale to be a warranty as to the goodness or quality of a personal chattel, it is otherwise with regard to food and liquors. 1 Rolle's Ab. 90, pl. 1, 2.
     6.-2. Those injuries which affect a man's health, and which arise from tortious acts unconnected with contracts, are, 1st. Private nuisances. 2d. Public nuisances. 3d. Breaking quarantine. 4th. By sudden alarms, and frightening; as by raising a pretended ghost. 4 Bl. Com. 197, 201, note 25; 1 Hale, 429; Smith's Forens. Med. 37 to 39; 1 Paris & Fonbl. 351, 352. For private injuries affecting his health a man may generally have an action on the case.

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) places significant requirements on holders of medical information to safeguard, and be able to document the safeguarding of that information.
The result was the Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill, entitled the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), signed into law (Public Law 104-191) by President Clinton on August 21, 1996.
1, 1997, the IRS and the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services issued substantially similar temporary/interim regulations ("interim rules") providing statutorily mandated guidance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Last August, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (the Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill) which restricts the use of pre-existing condition exclusions in employer-sponsored group health insurance policies.
The accounts are an outgrowth of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and work much like a tax-free IRA savings plan.
Additions made to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), passed in 1996, require strict confidentiality of patient information.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 made health coverage portable for workers at small employers.
HIPAA, the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, requires the integration of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans and employers.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was signed into law on August 21, 1996 by then President Bill Clinton.
The privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which take effect April 14, 2003, protect medical records and other personal health information created or maintained by health care providers, health insurers and others who engage in certain electronic transactions.
PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVES who have weathered the storm of Y2K will have ample opportunity to apply their honed skills and lessons learned to the next great system-wide challenge--HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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