HIPAA Faces Test in New Abortion Reality

August 10, 2022

(Axios) – 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. (Read More)