Physician Office Baby Photos on Display Require HIPAA Authorization

According to a recent article in the New York Times, a Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) spokesperson has confirmed that photos on display in a physicians’ office (such as those frequently displayed by Obstetricians or Pediatricians) violate HIPAA unless the parents have signed a HIPAA compliant authorization.  The OCR spokesperson noted that the fact that the parents sent or otherwise provided the photos to the physician’s office is not sufficient authorization for HIPAA compliance. According to… Read More >