Protected Health Information

On the sixth day of CCPA the California Senate Health Committee gave to me … a HIPAA carve-out.

AB 713, reported favorably by the California Senate Health Committee, would expand
Continue Reading CA Senate Proposes Expanded CCPA Carve-Outs Related to HIPAA, Biomedical Research

The Spanish AEPD has published guidelines on patient health data protection.

The guidelines track the requirements of GDPR as applicable to patient data including the obligation to provide adequate disclosure
Continue Reading Spanish Privacy Regulator Publishes Patient Data Protection Guidelines

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that will effectively prohibit ambulance and first response service providers from disclosing or selling patient data to third parties for marketing purposes.
Continue Reading NY State Law Prohibits Ambulances and First Responders From Selling Patient Data

A study shows that “92 percent of 36 mental health apps shared data with at least one third party — mostly services that help with marketing, advertising, or data analytics.”
Continue Reading Mental Health Apps Sharing Health Data Without Disclosure or Consent

“Where the sponsor processes personal data of data subjects in the EU, including in the context of managing the clinical trial, GDPR is fully applicable, including the obligation to designate
Continue Reading European Commission Provides Update On Interplay Between Clinical Trials Regulation and GDPR

Data subject access rights and your medical practice.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issues advice.

Medical practices have reported a significant rise in subject access requests (SARs) since the
Continue Reading UK ICO Issues Advice to Physicians on Handling Health Information Requests

Registration for the Privacy Summit is open.

Fox Rothschild’s Minneapolis Privacy Summit on November 8 will explore key cybersecurity issues and compliance questions facing company decision-makers.
Continue Reading Join Top Cybersecurity Pros at Fox’s Privacy Summit

Elizabeth Litten (Fox Rothschild Partner and HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer) and Mark McCreary (Fox Rothschild Partner and Chief Privacy Officer) will be presenting at the New Jersey Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association on August 30, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 pm eastern time. The presentation is titled: “Can’t Touch That: Best Practices for Health Care Workforce Training on Data Security and Information Privacy.”
Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: Can’t Touch That: Best Practices for Health Care Workforce Training on Data Security and Information Privacy

Eric Bixler has posted on the Fox Rothschild Physician Law Blog an excellent summary of the changes coming to Medicare cards as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Briefly, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards. Therefore, starting April 1, 2018, CMS will begin mailing new cards with a randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identifier to replace the existing use of SSNs.
Continue Reading CMS Suggests Five Ways for Healthcare Providers to Prepare for New Medicare Cards