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OCR Issues Notice of Enforcement Discretion Relating to Business Associates’ Uses and Disclosures of PHI for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities

USA - April 3 2020 On April 2, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a notice stating that it would exercise its…

Sara M. Cooperrider.

OCR Issues Guidance Regarding PHI Disclosures to First Responders and Public Health Authorities

USA - March 26 2020 While additional guidance is expected following enactment of the CARES Act, which in its current form passed by the U.S. Senate requires the…

Sara M. Cooperrider.

Ohio Medicaid Expands Telehealth Service Capability and Reimbursement

USA - March 20 2020 The ODM emergency rule defines telehealth as activities that are synchronous involving real-time interactive audio and visual communications, as well…

HHS Seeks Feedback Regarding HIPAA Rules

USA - December 18 2018 On Dec. 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Request for Information seeking input…

Sorry for What? Ohio Supreme Court Resolves Appellate Split Related to Ohio's Apology Statute

USA - September 14 2017 Are a health care provider's statements of fault or statements admitting liability made during the course of apologizing or commiserating with a…