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Under HIPAA, this means one of the following: (1) for health plans established or regulated by Federal law, State has the meaning set forth in the applicable section of the United States Code for each health plan. (2) For all other purposes, State means the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Definition reproduced with permission of FOX Systems Inc. and HIPAA Consulting.