Webinar Recording Now Available: OCR Update on HIPAA and COVID-19

April 29, 2020

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) hosted a webinar on April 24, 2020, for health IT stakeholders on HIPAA privacy and security issues related to COVID-19 and recent OCR actions related to the pandemic.


A recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2C6iOdS_FR0.  The slides from this presentation may be viewed at:  https://go.usa.gov/xvExS.



  • Timothy Noonan, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy, OCR
  • Marissa Gordon-Nguyen, Senior Advisor for Health Information Privacy Policy, OCR


Topics include:

  • COVID-19 and Permissible Disclosures under the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Enforcement Discretion and Guidance for Telehealth Remote Communications
  • Guidance for Disclosures to First Responders and Public Health Authorities
  • Enforcement Discretion for Business Associates to Use and Disclose PHI for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities
  • Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites


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