Rules

  • All images must be anonymized with no identifiable patient information.  They also must either include non-identifiable body parts or must be accompanied by a signed, written consent from the patient.  It is the responsibility of the submitting party to protect his or her patient under the rules governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and the privacy rules it entails.  For details see: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/.  Also see the “18 Identifiers” at http://casesblog.blogspot.com/2005/07/case-reports-and-hipaa-rules.html.
  • Images and cases are intended for use among the medical community and should not be used for purposes other than education of medical professionals.
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