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March 2020 COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin LimitedWaiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Nationwide Public Health Emergency

This bulletin ensured that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situation, and to serve as a reminder that the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency

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Final

Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: March 01, 2020

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.