Under new federal regulation, COVID-19 immunizations can now be administered to everyone older than 65 and to adults with comorbidities that classify them as at-risk for severe infection.
A recent settlement issued by the Office for Civil Rights highlights the importance of adhering to HIPAA’s Right of Access Initiative, a directive requiring covered entities to provide patients, upon request, with timely access to their protected health information.
New York State legislation now requires physicians' offices to post signage directing patients to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct's website for information on reporting misconduct.
To ensure integrity statewide in data reporting related to COVID-19 and influenza, NYSDOH has announced an emergency regulation to increase testing in all patients with known exposure or symptoms. The mandate includes postmortem testing in specific scenarios within 48 hours of death.