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HHS Eases Health Privacy Rules for Care Providers, Associates

April 2, 2020, 3:45 PM

HHS says it will exercise enforcement discretion and won’t impose penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA privacy rule, according to statement from agency.

  • Health-care providers won’t be penalized for “good faith uses and disclosures of protected health information” for public health and health oversight during the COVID-19 health emergency

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