McGlinchey in the News
Vaccine mandates: HIPAA privacy misconceptions; FAQsRead Time: 1 min
Member Kathy Conklin was quoted in a November 17 article in New Orleans CityBusiness regarding to which businesses HIPAA does and does not apply, and what it dictates in relation to those businesses.
“The guidance reminds everyone that the HIPAA Privacy Rule only regulates the usage of protected health information by covered entities and their business associates, and only health care providers, health care clearing houses, and health plans are covered entities,” Conklin said. “Those entities cannot provide vaccination information to third parties who are not covered entities without an appropriate HIPAA authorization or as otherwise permitted under HIPAA. However, employers or businesses interacting with their customers or visitors are not covered entities and are not restricted by the HIPAA Privacy Rule.”
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