OCR, HHS Issue 2020 HIPAA and Coronavirus BulletinClient Alert
March 6, 2020
The Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a bulletin on HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus. Here are some important insights around sharing patient information if an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situation arises. Note that the protections of the Privacy Rule are not void during an emergency.