Clarifies Parts of Privacy Rule
Health Data Management (March 9, 2005)
Under certain conditions, a provider covered
under the HIPAA privacy rule need not obtain an individual’s authorization
to use or disclosed protected health information to an interpreter,
according to a new clarification of the rule.
The Office for Civil Rights, which enforces the privacy rule, also clarified instances where a health plan may disclose protected health information to a state child support enforcement officer. Additional information on both clarifications is available at www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa.
Posted to HIPAAcomply 3/9/05