November 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"), released a bulletin last week addressing how covered entities (including certain health care providers and employer group health plans) and their business associates must continue to satisfy the privacy regulations implemented under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA Privacy Rule") in public health emergency situations – including the current Ebola outbreak.

To read the full alert, click here.