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Learn how HIPAA applies in emergency situations

November 04, 2013

A new resource is available to help law enforcement and emergency planners understand the HIPAA Privacy Rule in information sharing situations.

The HIPAA Guide for Law Enforcement describes the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and identifies entities that are required to comply.

The guide also outlines several disclosure permissions that allow the release of health information to law enforcement in common situations, such as during an emergency response.

Access the new materials online.