Federal privacy law preempts a state law authorizing the release of medical records of deceased residents of nursing homes to certain designated individuals, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.Read More »
Doctors, hospitals, other medical providers and companies who do business with them are facing big changes as a result of new HIPAA regulations.
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WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are trying to dissect the language of a poorly worded federal statute that protects drivers’ personal information from misuse in an effort to determine whether lawyers broke the law in looking ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – In an effort to bring more transparency to the consumer data collection industry, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to nine data brokerage companies directing them to supply the agency with information about how they collect and ...Read More »
A West Virginia man can sue for the wrongful disclosure of his mental health records to his estranged wife and her divorce attorney as a result of last week’s decision by the state’s highest court that HIPAA does not preempt ...Read More »
An Ohio lawyer is being sued in federal court for allegedly conspiring to use evidence acquired through illegal electronic surveillance to win her client’s divorce case.Read More »