AXIOS August 10, 2022
Oriana Gonzalez

Doctors are weighing the legal risks of turning over ultrasounds and other personal health records if prosecutors or law enforcement demand the information to enforce state abortion bans.

Why it matters: The new post-Roe landscape is testing the suitability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

  • The landmark federal privacy law restricts how health providers share medical information, but it doesn’t prevent them from sharing it with law enforcement.

Catch up quick: In Texas, anti-abortion lawyers have started filing pre-lawsuit petitions to depose abortion providers in order to gain information about abortions, the Texas Tribune reported.

  • Providers in such circumstances may need the advice of attorneys before handling requests for reproductive health information.
  • “We...

Today's Sponsors


Today's Sponsors

Upfront Healthcare

Today's Sponsor

Curation Health

Topics: Govt Agencies, HIPAA, Physician, Provider
Has Your Company Decided to Self-Fund its Medical Plan? Don’t Forget Privacy, Security, and Reporting Requirements.
For Congress, health privacy is top of mind
Providers warned about preparing for new HIPAA regs
HHS Office for Civil Rights Releases Webinar on Recognized Security Practices: Provides Guidance on Mitigating Potential Violations of HIPAA
CHIME Backs Effort to Protect Patient Data in mHealth Apps