The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on The HIPAA Privacy Rule and COVID-19: Trends, Developments, and Compliance Issues

This event is scheduled on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).

Event Synopsis:
The current COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for health care providers and their business associates. This public health emergency has changed the way health care providers operate and deliver health care, including the increasing reliance on telehealth. Privacy officers for covered entities and their business associates need to keep abreast of notices and guidances issued by Department of Health and Human Services regarding compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) during this public health emergency.
With the constantly evolving regulatory developments and changes in health care delivery emerging in this area, potential risks and challenges are expected to rise alongside other existing issues, making compliance even more important.

In this LIVE Webcast, privacy law experts Scott Pink (O’Melveny & Myers LLP) and Christine Moundas (Ropes & Gray LLP) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent trends in the HIPAA Privacy Rule in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will present significant recent regulatory developments and compliance issues posed by this crisis. They will also provide best practices to stay compliant.

Key Issues:
• Introductions
• Impact of COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency on HIPAA Requirements
• Disclosures for Treatment
• Disclosures to Public Health Authorities
• Disclosures to First Responders
• Disclosures to Prevent a Serious and Imminent Threat
• Disclosures to Correctional Institutions or Law Enforcement Officials
• Disclosures to Family, Friends and Others Involved in Patient’s Care
• Disclosures to Media
• Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties
• Protocols for COVID-19 Related Telehealth
• Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Services
• Protocols for COVID-19 Related Testing
• Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites
• COVID-19 Related Privacy and Security Risks
• Malicious Cyber Actors
• “Zoom-bombing”
• COVID-19 Related Considerations for Employers
• Group Health Plan obligations
• HIPAA Requirements for Research
• Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program
• Questions
Speakers/Faculty Panel

Scott Pink, Special Counsel
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Christine Moundas, Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP

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