OCR announces the expiration of COVID-19 HIPAA enforcement discretion and transition period for telehealth.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
This framework can help answer a fundamental question: “How are we considering the impacts to individuals as we develop our state’s 988 crisis response network?”
Resource describing the key privacy protections for deceased patients’ treatment records under 42 CFR Part 2 and the way these protections interact with similar provisions in the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance explaining how the HIPAA Rules permit health care providers and plans to offer audio telehealth while protecting the privacy and security of protected health information.
First responders often gain access to sensitive information about people’s substance use disorders (SUD) and treatment. Protecting the privacy of this information is key to these individuals’ recovery. It also is required by law. This resource explains the limited circumstances under which two federal privacy laws apply to SUD information obtained by first responders. It also describes how these laws permit first responders to share protected information.
Update by the CoE-PHI on the Federal Health Privacy Laws for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) treatment as of August 2022.