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Hurricane Florence: HHS Responds to a Public Health Emergency by Issuing HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver and Equal Access Guidance

[09/19/18]

Posted on September 19, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As Hurricane Florence inaugurates the U.S. hurricane season with fierce winds and torrential rains, health care providers are preparing to care for patients under demanding and dangerous conditions. Effective communication is always challenging and critically important when natural disasters like hurricanes strike. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule (the “Privacy... READ MORE

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