COVID-19: HIPAA, Telemedicine, Telehealth and more with New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS

April 02, 2020

 In light of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, NJHIMSS will host a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, April 2. The webinar will cover the following in the context of COVID-19:

  • OCR’s HIPAA Q&A published March 24 covering when disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics and first responders are allowed
  • OCR’s March 17 Notice to exercise HIPAA enforcement discretion in connection with use of certain telemedicine and telehealth apps
  • New NJ law (A3680 and A3682) signed into effect March 20 which establish certain requirements to use telemedicine and telehealth to respond to COVID-19.  
  • Other actions being taken by the State of New Jersey Departments to expand access to telehealth and tele-mental health including, among other things, requiring certain payors to cover the costs of such services. 
  • HHS Secretary Azar’s March 15 Bulletin announcing a limited HIPAA Waiver for hospital initiating disaster protocols
  • HHS’s February 2020 HIPAA Bulletin summarizing provisions of HIPAA which support sharing of PHI when there is a public health emergency
  • The New Jersey Emergency Health Powers Act, N.J.S.A. 26:13-1 et seq., which has been triggered by Governor Murphy issuing a declaration of a public health information in New Jersey

Speaker: Helen Oscislawski, Principal and Managing Member at Attorneys at Oscislawski

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