Fact Sheet on HIPAA and Public Health Permitted Uses and Disclosures

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have released a new Fact Sheet that explains how the HIPAA Rules permit disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI) to support public health activities conducted by public health agencies, as authorized by state or federal law. It also gives a few helpful examples of sharing PHI in support of other important public health policies.
You may find the new Fact Sheet on ONC’s website at:  https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/12072016_hipaa_and_public_health_fact_sheet.pdf

 

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