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    HIPAA Privacy Regulations: Definitions - Correctional Institution - § 164.501

    As Contained in the HHS HIPAA Privacy Rules

     

    HHS Regulations
    Definitions - Correctional Institution
    § 164.501

     

    Correctional institution means any penal or correctional facility, jail, reformatory, detention center, work farm, halfway house, or residential community program center operated by, or under contract to, the United States, a State, a territory, a political subdivision of a State or territory, or an Indian tribe, for the confinement or rehabilitation of persons charged with or convicted of a criminal offense or other persons held in lawful custody. Other persons held in lawful custody includes juvenile offenders adjudicated delinquent, aliens detained awaiting deportation, persons committed to mental institutions through the criminal justice system, witnesses, or others awaiting charges or trial.

     

    HHS Description
    Definitions - Correctional Institution

     

    The proposed rule did not define the term correctional institution. The final rule defines correctional institution as any penal or correctional facility, jail, reformatory, detention center, work farm, halfway house, or residential community program center operated by, or under contract to, the United States, a state, a territory, a political subdivision of a state or territory, or an Indian tribe, for the confinement or rehabilitation of persons charged with or convicted of a criminal offense or other persons held in lawful custody. Other persons held in lawful custody includes juvenile offenders adjudicated delinquent, aliens detained awaiting deportation, persons committed to mental institutions through the criminal justice system, witnesses, or others awaiting charges or trial. This language was necessary to explain the privacy rights and protections of inmates in this regulation.