No ‘slam dunk fix’ in HIPAA privacy law to protect abortion patients
The Biden administration wants to lean on the decades-old privacy law to protect abortion patients. What could it actually do?
“Typically, the laws are trying to catch up with where the real world is, in terms of what’s going on. This time we have the inverse of that situation, where the real world is trying to catch up or adjust or modify to the law,” said Bruce Armon, a health law attorney at Saul Ewing. “The best thing for the provider community is to pay attention to developments almost on a daily basis.”