Tag Archives: Reproductive Health Information

The Final Rule: Protection of Reproductive Health Information under HIPAA

On April 26, 2024, just one year after issuing its proposed rule, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule on the protection of reproductive health information (Final Rule).  In 91 pages of tiny font in the Federal Register, HHS addressed the 25,000 comments it received and ultimately […]

DMC Law’s Comments on Proposed HIPAA Changes to Protect Reproductive Health Information

VIA Electronic Submission at www.regulations.gov RE:  HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy, NPRM, RIN 0945-AA20 Dear Department of Health and Human Services, Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding proposed modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy (NPRM).  […]

A Purpose-Driven Approach: OCR Offers an Elegant Solution to Protect Reproductive Health Records in its Proposed Changes to HIPAA

Earlier this year, we learned that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) would propose changes to HIPAA to protect reproductive health information in the wake of the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.  Since learning about the impending proposal, many of us speculated on OCR’s […]