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Coronavirus and Patient Privacy: How the HIPAA Rules Change During a Public Health Emergency

by | Mar 2, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially been declared a public health emergency. And the usual HIPAA Privacy restrictions on collecting, using and disclosing patients’ personal health information (PHI) without consent are relaxed during public health emergencies. The bottom line: There may be situations where labs can and, in some cases, must take liberties with PHI. Here’s a […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially been declared a public health emergency. And the usual HIPAA Privacy restrictions on collecting, using and disclosing patients’ personal health information (PHI) without consent are relaxed during public health emergencies. The bottom line: There may be situations where labs can and, in some cases, must take liberties with PHI. Here’s a […]

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