Indiana Security & Privacy Network

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have released a new Fact Sheet that explains how the HIPAA Rules permit disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI) to support public health activities conducted by public health agencies, as authorized by state or federal law. It also gives a few helpful examples of sharing PHI in support of other important public health policies.

You may find the new Fact Sheet on ONC’s website at:  https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/12072016_hipaa_and_public_health_fact_sheet.pdf

To learn more about non-discrimination and health information privacy laws, your civil rights, and privacy rights in health care and human service settings, and to find information on filing a complaint, visit us at http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html