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Posted on: Nov 13, 2014

By Ammon R. Fillmore, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an important bulletin detailing the use of protected health information in emergency situations due to the recent concerns and confirmed Ebola cases. Healthcare providers should take the necessary steps to understand their responsibilities with protected health information before the onset of an emergency. For more information, please see the following summary by Stephanie T. Eckerle of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP: HHS Bulletin on HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations

This post was written by Ammon R. Fillmore, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Health Care and Life Sciences Section page, please email Mary Kay Price at


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