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HIT Think HIPPA

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  • July 18 2012, 11:16am EDT

In a July 12 editorial, the Chicago Tribune speculated on the mysterious disappearance of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who went AWOL in June and whose office recently said he was being treated for a mood disorder at an undisclosed location.

The Congressman’s office released a statement, reprinted in the editorial, that “Information regarding the congressman’s treatment is protected under the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (‘HIPPA’).”

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