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COVID-19: Balancing Employee Safety and Privacy


Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

As we face uncertain times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a question on the top of many employers’ and employees’ minds is what to do if someone tests positive for or displays symptoms of COVID-19? Is HIPAA implicated? What steps should they take? What can and should be disclosed to protect other employees?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule regulates the use and disclosure of health information. It only applies to ...

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