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Practice Management Alert

Reader Question:
HIPAA Release may not be Needed for Vax Records

Question: With the current measles outbreak and the mayor’s public health emergency, some schools are requesting vaccination records for their students. Can we release the immunization record information without authorization, or does this violate the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? New York Subscriber Answer: Yes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) [...]