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FAQs on Disposal of PHI - Full document (August 2022)

Frequently asked questions fact sheet about the disposal of protected health information under the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: August 19, 2022

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