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OCR eases HIPAA burdens for telehealth

OCR eases HIPAA burdens for telehealth

By: Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Jennifer Henry Jackson In response to the unprecedented public health emergency presented by COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, issued a notification of enforcement discretion for telehealth remote communications effective immediately. The

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