Sensitive Health Information

On July 23, 2017, Washington State will become the third state (after Illinois and Texas) to statutorily restrict the collection, storage and use of biometric data for commercial purposes. The
Continue Reading Washington State Passes Law Restricting Commercial Collection, Storage and Use of Biometric Data

The aftermath of the Orlando nightclub tragedy has led to much discussion about ways that healthcare providers can and should deal with compliance with health information privacy requirements in the
Continue Reading Nine Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Breaches When Responding to Widespread Healthcare Emergencies

Co-authored by Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq. and Elizabeth G. Litten.  Also posted on Animal Law Update.

As reported in expressnews.com:

Joseph Larsen, a Houston­-based open records


Continue Reading HIPAA-Type Protections Are Not Just For Humans – When It Comes To Medical Records, Animals Have Privacy Rights, Too (Part 2)

Co-authored by Nancy Halpern, DVM, Esq.; also posted on Animal Law Update

HIPAA does not protect animals’ health information – it applies to the protected health information (or PHI)
Continue Reading HIPAA-Type Protections Are Not Just For Humans – When It Comes To Medical Records, Animals Have Privacy Rights, Too (Part 1)