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
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