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Yes, you can release info to blood banks for public health purposes

In a new memo, the U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) says that healthcare providers may contact 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. OCR says this is a permissible disclosure under the Health Insurance Portability …

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What your Business Associates Need to Know

Quietly, the Feds recently set the stage for a massive expansion of enforcement of privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The message: If business associates have potential access to any private health information, they should be prepared for the Feds to take enforcement action against them only for any breaches …

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