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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA07 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: ●Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule; Modifications to Ensure the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Spouses  

This proposed rule would modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule to require covered entities to treat as spouses the same-sex spouses of individuals whose marriage is legally valid in the State where it was celebrated for purposes of recognizing such persons as personal representatives of the individual under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 164   
Legal Authority: PL 104-191   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andra Wicks
Health Information Privacy Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:800 368-1019
TDD Phone:800 537-7697