HIPAA Rules During the Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Outbreak

February 25, 2021 - CA US



Overview: A widespread infectious disease outbreak like COVID-19 stresses the health care system. HIPAA Rules regarding protected health information (PHI) are not suspended, but key provisions in the Privacy Rule manage the permitted and required uses and disclosures of PHI. And, if there is a Presidential Declaration of a Public Health Emergency, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can temporarily waive some HIPAA requirements.

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