Skip to comments.Blackburn Calls for HHS Investigation into StemExpress & Abortion Clinics
Posted on 06/01/2016 1:41:42 PM PDT by blueyon
Washington, DC Select Investigative Panel Chairman Marsha Blackburn is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to investigate potential violations of federal law by StemExpress and a number of abortion clinics.
In a letter to the Office of Centralized Case Management Operations at HHS, Chairman Blackburn asks Director Jocelyn Samuels to examine evidence uncovered by the Select Panels investigation that shows StemExpress and the abortion clinics violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The HIPAA privacy rule is a patients rights law, designed to empower the patient to determine when and where their private medical information will be disclosed.
The Select Panels investigation also shows that StemExpress violated federal regulations governing Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) by using the appearance of compliance with the regulations, while fraudulently using invalid consent forms, and misleading scientific researchers to believe it had a valid IRB approval. Misleading scientific researchers violates one of the core values of the IRB system, enacted by Congress to engender integrity in scientific medical research.
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Comment Posted by: The Center for Medical Progress
Stunning set of documents released today by the House Select Investigative Panel show that the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliates “committed systematic violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (’HIPAA’)” in their commodification of aborted baby body parts for profit. For the first time ever, the contracts between Planned Parenthood and StemExpress are revealed, which clearly delineate a scheme to profit off the illegal harvesting of fetal body parts and exposure of private patient information:
Someday, soon I hope, we’ll come to our senses and kick Paul Ryno to the curb and under the bus.
When it comes time to find a new House Speaker, remember this name: Marsha Blackburn.
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