HIPAA and Ebola: OCR Issues Bulletin

In light of the recent Ebola outbreak and other recent events, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released a bulletin to remind providers of the ways in which the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows Protected Health Information (PHI) to be shared in emergency situations. The bulletin serves as a reminder of the following HIPAA permissible uses and disclosures and exceptions:   The bulletin reminds providers that they can always disclose PHI for treatment purposes including consultations and referrals. Public Health… Read More >