Category Archives: H1N1 Preparedness

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Ebola outbreak prompts HHS Bulletin on application of HIPAA during emergencies.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes nation-wide standards “to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care … Continue Reading

New technical guidance from the EEOC on H1N1 planning.

In response to continued concerns expressed by employers, the EEOC has issued a technical guidance to assist employers on H1N1 planning.  The document provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disbailities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace, and identifies established ADA principles that are relevant to questions frequently asked about … Continue Reading