HIPAA Regulatory Alert: Resource available on health information law

Free service provides federal and state info

The George Washington University Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program in Washington, DC, has launched an online resource on federal and state laws governing access, use, release, and publication of health information.

The website, HealthInfoLaw.org, offers information on laws and regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act's Privacy Rule, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It will include information on health information aspects of state health insurance exchanges as it becomes available.