Date: May 27, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST


Timothy Noonan, JD
Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Michael Salsbury, JD, MBA
Counsel and Privacy Officer, Verisma

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers and enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules and federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in the delivery of health and human services based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion, and the exercise of conscience. Timothy Noonan, OCR’s Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy, is the featured speaker for this timely Webinar.

Throughout March, April, and May, OCR issued important COVID-19 and HIPAA-related bulletins, notifications of enforcement discretion, and guidance explaining how protected health information may be used and disclosed in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Mr. Noonan will discuss OCR’s recent HIPAA materials and answer participants’ questions, which you have the opportunity to submit when you register for this Webinar.

OCR has consistently advanced policies supporting the Individual Right of Access to health information to empower patients to be more in control of their health and health care. In 2019, OCR announced the Right of Access Initiative as an enforcement priority, and resolved two investigations by the end of the year with settlements. In 2020, a court issued a decision affecting the right of individuals to direct copies of their health information to another person. Mr. Noonan’s update will help all attendees understand the changes in the health information privacy legal landscape and move forward with greater confidence.

Webinar objectives:

This webinar will enable Privacy, HIM, compliance, and R-O-I teams to:

  • Review recent COVID-19 actions and the materials available
  • Reinforce the importance of advancing the Individual Right of Access
  • Describe OCR’s Right of Access Initiative

 Approved for 1 AHIMA CEU Credit