Hurricane Katrina: HIPAA Privacy and Electronic Health Records of Evacuees

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On September 4th, 2005 Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Leavitt declared a federal public health emergency for Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Texas, and waived certain requirements under Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to allow health care providers in affected areas to care for patients without violating certain provisions of those laws. The Secretary waived sanctions and penalties arising from noncompliance with certain provisions of the HIPAA privacy regulations.

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Stevens, Gina Marie October 28, 2005.

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On September 4th, 2005 Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Leavitt
declared a federal public health emergency for Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
and Texas, and waived certain requirements under Medicare, Medicaid, the State
Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act to allow health care providers in affected areas to care for patients
without violating certain provisions of those laws. The Secretary waived sanctions and
penalties arising from noncompliance with certain provisions of the HIPAA privacy
regulations.

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  • October 28, 2005

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  • Nov. 18, 2005, 9:44 a.m.

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  • Aug. 21, 2020, 5:55 p.m.

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Stevens, Gina Marie. Hurricane Katrina: HIPAA Privacy and Electronic Health Records of Evacuees, report, October 28, 2005; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7766/: accessed January 31, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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