The "minimum necessary" standard for the use and disclosure of protected health information should more clearly detail the health care provider's stewardship role in determining what is the minimum necessary, according to the American Health Information Management Association.

The Chicago-based organization has submitted a comment letter to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights on a proposed rule published July 14. The rule, mandated under the HITECH Act, would make changes to the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules.

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