HHS Office of Civil Rights confirmed that that four Notifications of Enforcement Discretion (“Notifications”) will expire upon expiration of the COVID-19 PHE, which is currently scheduled for 11:59 p.m. on May 11, 2023.
OCR’s notice applies to four Notifications of Enforcement Discretion of HIPAA related to the following circumstances:
- COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Sites during the PHE (available here);
- Telehealth Remote Communications during the PHE (available here);
- Uses and Disclosures of PHI by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities (available here); and
- Online or Web-Based Scheduling Applications for Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments (available here).