OCR announces the expiration of COVID-19 HIPAA enforcement discretion and transition period for telehealth.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has announced proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records under 42 CFR part 2 ("Part 2"). This HHS Fact Sheet describes the proposed changes.
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.
A link to SAMHSA's March 2020 announcement about sharing information during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Fact Sheet released by SAMHSA explaining what has, and has not changed regarding 42 CFR Part 2 following the July 2020 Final Rule.
Searchable FAQ guidance issued by the Department of Education regarding student privacy that has been tagged for easy browsing by topic or audience.