We would like to emphasize to all healthcare providers who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy that you must notify all your patients and customers whose protected personal health information may have been compromised. This is particularly relevant if your practice or pharmacy was looted, if you have discovered that files, records, prescriptions, or electronic data have been stolen or compromised, or if your practice or store was left unattended or accessible due to damage or destruction.
While not every situation may require patient notification, it is important to conduct meaningful risk assessment to determine whether the reportable situation exists.
If you believe that your data or records may have been compromised in any way, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your specific situation. We will guide you on your HIPAA obligations.
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