Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is exercising its enforcement discretion and, effective immediately, will not impose penalties on physicians using telehealth in the event of noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This announcement be found here.