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Updated Guidance on HIPAA and Contacting Former COVID-19 Patients about Plasma Donation August 2020

This is a guidance document on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule permits covered health care providers to contact their patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to inform them about how they can donate their blood and plasma containing antibodies to help other patients with COVID-19

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: August 01, 2020

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