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HIPAA Expert Determination De-Identification Method

February 11, 2019


This document is intended to provide a quick reference for the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s Expert Determination de-identification method.

A person with appropriate knowledge of and experience with generally accepted statistical and scientific principles and methods for rendering information not individually identifiable:

  1. Applying such principles and methods, determines that the risk is very small that the information could be used, alone or in combination with other reasonably available information, by an anticipated recipient to identify an individual who is a subject of the information; and
  2. Documents the methods and results of the analysis that justify such determination.