Are police departments covered by HIPAA restrictions?

  1. glenn wallace profile image75
    glenn wallaceposted 7 years ago

    Are police departments covered by HIPAA restrictions?

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is designed to help protect medical patient's identities and medical information as private by medical and insurance professionals. Steep fines and jail time are given if it's violated.
    Are police and fire departments required to follow its guidelines, say in the case of someone who has been in an accident, or injured during a crime?

 
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