Bush Baffles Med-Privacy Pundits. The Bush Administration baffled pundits and defied predictions on Thursday when it decided to allow sweeping privacy regulations drafted under the Clinton Administration to take effect this Saturday.
Once they become law on Saturday, the new regulations (PDF file) will grant patients more control over their medical records. Any time medical information changes hands, it will require consent from the patient — something the health care industry claims will be cumbersome and expensive to do. [Privacy Digest]