OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA, COVID-19 Vaccinations, and the Workplace
- Department of Health and Human Services,
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- All Healthcare Organizations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance to help the public understand when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine.
The guidance reminds the public that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to employers or employment records. This is because the HIPAA Privacy Rule only applies …Sign Up for Free Trial