HIPAA – Emergency Preparedness Planning and Privacy Rules
The Privacy Rule protects individually identifiable health
information from uses and disclosures that unnecessarily
compromise the privacy of an individual. The Rule is carefully
designed to protect the privacy of health information, while
allowing important health care communications to occur.
These pages address common emergency preparedness issues related
to the release of protected health information for planning or
response activities. In addition, please view the Civil
Rights Emergency Preparedness page to learn how nondiscrimination
laws apply during an emergency.