How is OCR handling Women’s Reproductive Healthcare challenges as relates to PHI?

OCR PHI and reproductive health

With every new headline about women’s reproductive health, providers and patients have been left wondering what’s next legally. Will they be protected or prosecuted? The answer could be down to interpretation of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. To that end, OCR’s taken the position of clarification and strengthening PHI protections from the HIPAA perspective. On April 12, … Read more

New NPRM Makes Changes Geared to Reproductive Privacy Under HIPAA

NPRM relates to reproductive privacy under HIPAA

You’ve likely heard by now that the Office for Civil Rights (the OCR) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on April 17, 2023, that makes changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to promote reproductive privacy (see the HHS Fact Sheet). The new NPRM makes changes related to uses and disclosures, and Notices of Privacy … Read more