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Guidance: COVID-19 and HIPAA Disclosures to First Responders, Public Health Authorities

View and download guidance about disclosures related to protected health information (PHI) of people who have coronavirus (COVID-19) recently issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's Office for Civil Rights.

The guidance explains when covered entities may disclose PHI to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities without the person's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization.