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Proposed Rule Would Require Ohio Providers to Accept Standard Authorization Form for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

USA - November 7 2018 Recently, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) proposed the adoption of Ohio Administrative Code 5160-1-32.1 (the Proposed Rule), which provides two…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell

OCR Issues Clarifying Guidance on HIPAA, COVID-19 Vaccinations, and the Workplace

USA - November 2 2021 Questions abound as to whether HIPAA comes into play when COVID-19 vaccination information is provided to employers. Recently, the U.S. Department of…

Ashley Durner, Jennifer Orr Mitchell

Ohio Enacts First of Its Kind Data Protection Act

USA - September 20 2018 On August 3, 2018, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the Ohio Data Protection Act, which will provide a legal safe harbor against data breach claims to…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Ohio Nursing Homes

USA - June 4 2020 On May 26, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the formation of new Congregate Care Unified Response Teams to test residents and staff members…

Thomas W. Hess

HHS and HSSC Release New Cybersecurity Practices for the Health Care Industry

USA - January 31 2019 On December 28, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSSC), published…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell