HHS Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Related to HIPAA and Reproductive Health Care Privacy
- Department of Health and Human Services,
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- All Healthcare Organizations
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to strengthen reproductive health care privacy.
This NPRM proposes to strengthen privacy protections by prohibiting the use or disclosure of PHI by a regulated entity for either of the following purposes:
- A criminal, civil, or administrative investigation into or proceed…