In a continued effort to explain the rules and regulations surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued new guidance that clarifies what patient information a provider can and cannot share.
To help explain one of health care’s most important, yet widely misunderstood protections, the National Council is teaming up with OCR. On Monday, March 19 from noon to 1 p.m. ET join OCR Privacy Analyst Peyton Isaac, for “Clarifying HIPAA Privacy Rules for Mental Health and Addiction Crises” to hear more about OCR’s new guidance. Learn how it relates to the opioid epidemic, the rules on sharing patient information with friends, family and other providers and how providers can empower consumers and family members to exercise their rights.