Dec 012022
 December 1, 2022  Posted by  Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a bulletin to highlight the obligations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) on covered entities and business associates (“regulated entities”) under the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules [Read More…]

Nov 292022
 November 29, 2022  Posted by  Healthcare

From HHS, yesterday: Today, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records under 42 CFR part 2 (“Part 2”), which protects [Read More…]

Nov 262022
 November 26, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Healthcare, Online, U.S.

Eric Goldman writes: The facts in this case are so bizarre and outrageous that I had to read them several times: On September 30, 2018, Z.D. underwent an examination and medical testing in the emergency department of a Community facility in Indianapolis. Afterward, Community was unable to contact Z.D. via [Read More…]

Nov 222022
 November 22, 2022  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Skye Witley reports: A coalition of 10 state attorneys general is urging Apple to implement stronger privacy standards for third-party apps that collect reproductive health information to protect consumers post-Roe v. Wade. App developers should be required to delete data collected from consumers seeking reproductive health care and clarify what information is [Read More…]