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    HIPAA Privacy Regulations: Definitions: Inmate - § 164.501

    As Contained in the HHS HIPAA Rules

     

    HHS Regulations
    Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information: Definitions - Inmate - § 164.501

     

    Inmate means a person incarcerated in or otherwise confined to a correctional institution.

     

    HHS Description
    Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information: Definitions - Inmate

     

    The proposed rule did not define the term inmate. In the final rule, it is defined as a person incarcerated in or otherwise confined to a correctional institution. The addition of this definition is necessary to explain the privacy rights and protections of inmates in this regulation.