On June 16th, 2023, Legal Momentum submitted a public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of the proposed HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy.
This rule will enhance privacy protections and cultivate trust within the patient-provider relationship by adding extra limitations to the use and disclosure of PHI for reproductive health care by protecting the privacy of individuals who obtain reproductive health care that is lawful under the circumstances in which it is provided, as well as their health care providers, and others who assist them in obtaining such health care. Additionally, we support the HHS’ efforts to broadly define reproductive health care, but we suggest additional ways to expand the proposed rule’s protections to ensure that it is inclusive and effective in safeguarding the rights of patients’ reproductive health care and other forms of health care.
Read the full comment below.
- Reproductive Rights