HHS FAQ regarding the HIPAA and Vaccination Status - Bim Group

HHS FAQ regarding the HIPAA and Vaccination Status

The HHS released guidance to help understand when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine.  As a reminder, the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to employers or employment records. It does apply to HIPAA covered entities (health plans, health care providers and health care clearinghouses) and their business associates in some cases. The guidance provides 5 questions and answers and how the privacy rule applies in workplace scenarios. The questions may be found here: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/hipaa-covid-19-vaccination-workplace/index.html

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