OCR Issues Bulletin on HIPAA Privacy due to Ebola Outbreak

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin November 10, 2014 on “HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations.” The stated purpose of the bulletin is to assure that covered entities and their business associates know how protected health information that may be shared during an emergency and that the privacy protections are not suspended during emergencies. The OCR has issued the bulletin in part due to the recent Ebola outbreak. Read the OCR bulletin Here.