HHS Issues Proposed Rule on HIPAA and Firearm Background Check Reporting

Rachel Grunberger and Anna Kraus write:

On January 7, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule to expressly allow certain disclosures to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). As we previously reported, this was one of the executive actions in President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence, which was released in January 2013.

Read more about the proposed rule on Covington & Burling Inside Privacy.

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