HHS Issues Bulletin on HIPAA Privacy Rule and Disaster Relief Efforts

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a bulletin to offer guidance on how the HIPAA Privacy rule allows patient information to be shared to assist in disaster relief efforts and to assist patients in receiving the care that they need.

You can access the bulletin (in PDF format) at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/KATRINAnHIPAA.pdf.

Posted to HIPAAcomply 9/8/05