Redaction for Crisis Hotlines
Crisis Center Intervention and Redaction
The Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) passed the HIPAA privacy regulations in 1996 to enforce the protection of private medical information of patients. HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act, is less-widely known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Act and became a federal statute by the 104th United States Congress. Clinton followed by signing the Act into law on August 21, 1996.
A Short History on Redaction
Redaction is a basic form of editing and can be applied in a variety of contexts. On the one hand, redaction is combining texts and slightly altering it to create a single document ready to be released to the reader. It is a term used to describe the removal of specific data or content held back for security or privacy reasons.