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The Regulatory Review commemorates 25 years of HIPAA

August 17, 2021

The Regulatory Review is publishing a series of six essays analyzing HIPAA, including the lead essay written by Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Anita L. Allen.

Twenty-five years after President Bill Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) into law on August 21, 1996, the Act continues hold an essential place in the country’s healthcare information regulatory scheme. Nonetheless, scholars from across disciplines have commented extensively over the years on the regulation’s strengths, shortcomings, evolutions, and applications.

In commemoration of HIPAA’s 25-year milestone, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s The Regulatory Review has compiled a series of essays that delve into the nuances of the law and identify ways in which future policymakers might engage in crucial health care reform. “Reflecting on 25 Years of HIPAA includes six essays that will be published daily through the week of August 16-21:

The Regulatory Review is a widely recognized regulatory publication affiliated with the Penn Program on Regulation and staffed by Penn Law students. The Review regularly publishes innovative scholarship written by leading experts in disciplines that inexhaustively include business, education, environmental studies, law, medicine, political science, and technology.

The Regulatory Review is published under the guidance of Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation Cary Coglianese.

Read The Regulatory Review’s “Reflecting on 25 Years of HIPPA.”