IT’S THE LAW (07/05/2022)

The US Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) published privacy guidelines to address HIPAA compliance concerns following the Dobbs abortion decision. It clarifies that providers are not required to disclose protected private medical information to third parties, and it addresses when HIPAA, which protects medical information, allows for disclosure. This comes at a time when a number of states are considering passing abortion legislation.

President Biden is said to be planning to formally ask the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to act to help protect women’s abortion rights.

Read More – HHS OCS

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