National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics

June 23, 1998

Honorable Bill Thomas
Subcommittee on Health
Committee on Ways and Means
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Thomas:

I am writing regarding responses to questions I received during my testimony on health information privacy before the Health Subcommittee on March 24, 1998. As agreed, I brought a number of questions for the record before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) during our meeting on June 16-17, 1998. The committee discussed the issues raised in the questions, and I am pleased to provide you with the enclosed responses.

Thank you again for your interest in the work of the NCVHS. We look forward to continuing to work with the Subcommittee to achieve national health information privacy legislation.


Don E. Detmer, M.D.

Questions and Responses