HHS: No Exceptions to HIPAA Obligations for Coronavirus Info
February 14, 2020 | Eric D. Fader | COVID-19 | Electronic Health Records | HIPAA | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a Bulletin confirming that healthcare entities’ HIPAA obligations continue to apply even in public health emergencies. The February 2020 “HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus” Bulletin reminds HIPAA covered entities and their business associates that HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule requirements remain in place

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