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COVID-19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders and public health authorities

Guidance on how covered entities may disclose protected health information (PHI) about an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19 to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities in compliance with the HIPAA Rules.

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Final

Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

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