Friday, August 5, 2016

This is the Reason why Some of my Blog Posts have Disapppeared

I've been teaching needle felting as a volunteer at Hartford's Chrysalis Center for almost a year, and occasionally blogging about that experience and how gratifying it has been for all involved.

Today, however, a member of the public raised an issue pursuant to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a statute enacted in 1996 and codified at 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300gg, 29 U.S.C. 1181 et seq.,  and 42 U.S.C. 1320d et seq.

Familiarly known as HIPAA, this is an extremely complex, even arcane, piece of legislation, and the regulations promulgated pursuant to it are even more labyrinthine.  I must confess I'm not familiar enough with its minutiae to know how it applied to my blog posts.

Nevertheless, because the issue has been raised, I've deleted all posts describing my volunteer experience at Chrysalis.

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