DHS Tells Firefighters, Paramedics Medical Treatment Provides an Opportunity to Identify Extremists

A joint bulletin released in March by the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and National Counterterrorism Center instructs firefighters and paramedics to use emergency medical treatment as an opportunity to identify violent extremists.  The March 2014 bulletin  obtained by Public Intelligence  titled “Emergency Medical Treatment Presents Opportunity for Discovery of Violent Extremist Activities” is part of the Fire Line  series distributed to firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and other first responders around the country.

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Maybe I’m missing some fine print somewhere, but I don’t see where the bulletin makes any mention of HIPAA, or firefighters’ and paramedics’ obligations under HIPAA. Maybe that was covered in another bulletin?

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