Annual Meeting 1999|
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Annual Meeting 1999
"SECURING MEDICAL RECORD PRIVACY"
RICHARD S. MILLER
April 17, 9:00 a.m. To 2:00 p.m.
TREE TOPS RESTAURANT, 3737 Manoa Road
The keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting this year will be Richard S. Miller who will speak on "Securing Medical Record Privacy." Dr. Miller is the former Dean of the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. He is also a retired Professor Emeritus of Law as well as a leader of Hawaii Coalition for Health. He served as the past Chair and present Vice-Chair of the Media Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Drug Policy Forum. Professor Miller speaks out on many public issues through the Viewpoint columns and letters to the editor. Some of the issues include civil rights, open government and access to government records.
There has been concern expressed by many about the confidentiality of medical records. Consumers of medical care need to be able to trust their physicians when revealing private information that may impact the diagnosis and/or treatment of their condition. If information is withheld because of concern about who has access to their records (such as AIDS, drugs or a genetically determined tendency in the family to a disease) the patient may not be given adequate diagnosis or treatment. This places a hardship on the individuals who are unable to get insurance or work but need information, counseling or treatment.
The business portion of the meeting which begins at 9:30 a.m. will cover the Treasurer's Report, the Budget, the Nominating Committee's Report, the Election of Officers and Directors, and a consensus meeting discussing the "Mail-in Voting" study. We recommend that all leaguers who plan to attend the meeting be prepared to discuss the pro/cons of the study mailed to you last month.
The Agenda for the day is as follows:
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