HHS Reveals Proposed Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

HHS Reveals Proposed Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

Dropping the requirement for healthcare entities to obtain and retain for six years patients’ signed acknowledgements of notices of privacy practices;Reducing the time from 30 days to 15 days for covered entities to fulfill patient requests for receiving copies of their health information;Allowing more flexibility to healthcare providers in making decisions to share patient information - such as about opioid abuse or COVID-19 treatment - with family members in situations involving “serious and foreseeable” threats, rather than the current “serious and imminent” threat standard.

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