Unsecured Protected Health Information Law and Legal Definition

The term unsecured protected health information means protected health information that is not secured through the use of a technology or methodology specified in the guidance that renders protected health information unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable to unauthorized individuals, including the use of standards developed under the Public Health Service Act after consultation with stakeholders.

However, if guidance is not issued within the date specified, the term unsecured protected health information shall mean protected health information that is not secured by a technology standard that renders protected health information unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable to unauthorized individuals and is developed or endorsed by a standards developing organization that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute [42 USCS § 17932 (h)(1) (B)].