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Health Information Compliance Alert


Know When It's Ok to Let HIPAA Slide

In a disaster, HHS sometimes lifts sanctions when HIPAA protocols just aren’t possible. As the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey recede and the nation takes on the devastation of Hurricane Irma, providers are on the front line assisting patients. HHS and OCR offer HIPAA guidance in the chaos. The storms: Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Harvey left Texas reeling from [...]