CPR Comments on Changes that Could Weaken Privacy Protections

February 13, 2019

CPR submitted comments strongly discouraging weakening current privacy protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rules.  The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a Request for Information as they consider possible changes to the way protected health information of people with psychiatric disabilities or substance use disorders can be shared.  CPR believes any changes to HIPAA must prioritize protecting the privacy and autonomy of the person receiving health care.  Read more about the issue here.