Mar 222013
 

Law360 reports:

A New Jersey federal judge ruled Tuesday that government contractor Magellan Health Services Inc. didn’t violate the federal Right to Privacy Act when it informed the Federal Aviation Administration about an FAA employee’s alleged drinking problems, saying the act applies only to federal agencies.

Read more about the opinion in Repetto v. Magellan Health Services on Law360.com.

So HIPAA applies to business associates/contractors of covered entities, but the federal Privacy Act of 1974 doesn’t apply fully to contractors of federal agencies?

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