HIPAA Coronavirus Waivers Ease Your Compliance Requirements

HIPAA regulations have significantly changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve loosened restrictions on when and how you can disclose a patient’s private health information and waived certain penalties for noncompliance. There are also new rules for HIPAA-covered entities and business associates.

So, if you’re confused about exactly what those rules are, you’re not alone.

Don’t panic—attorney and HIPAA specialist, Gina Campanella, Esq., FACHE, has your back. During her online training session, you’ll receive a step-by-step breakdown of HIPAA changes and what you need to do to comply. Gina will clearly explain—in plain-English—exactly how you can compliantly communicate with patients, family members, and other individuals.

It is essential that you comply with privacy rules, even during the current chaos, or risk getting hit with the consequences when things die down. By attending this 60-minute expert webinar, you’ll get answers to the following questions:

  • Pin down your obligation to inform family members in the same house of COVID-19 infection
  • Identify under which circumstances you can now disclose PHI without a patient authorization
  • Clarify how to compliantly report relevant information to the CDC (or state and local health departments)
  • Determine what specific HIPAA violation penalties have been waived and when do they come back
  • Discover if you need a coronavirus patient’s authorization to speak with their family or friends
  • Uncover when you are and aren’t required to distribute a notice of privacy practices
  • Reveal what type of informed consent you need to treat people virtually
  • Verify HIPAA minimum necessary standards and how can you comply with them
  • Pinpoint what information you can you share with a patient regarding potential exposure to COVID-19
  • And so much more…

COVID-19 has changed the rules related to how you protect your patient’s private information. What hasn’t changed is that you must comply with HIPAA regulations or face massive fines and penalties.

Meet Your Expert

Gina L. Campanella
Esq, FACHERegulatory Compliance Specialist

Ms. Campanella focuses her practice on business law, healthcare regulatory and transactional matters. She assists her clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small and large businesses, medical practices, and professional societies. Clients seek her expertise related to HIPAA compliance, contracting, employment agreements, commercial leases, new practice formation, and surgical center licensing and registration. Ms. Campanella is a nationally respected regulatory compliance specialist who dedicates herself to educating professionals nationwide on issues of healthcare business transactions and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Campanella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2012 and earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law in 2005. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (New Jersey Chapter), the American Health Lawyers Association, and the New York City Bar. Several of her certifications include earning the status of Certified HIPAA Administrator from the HIPAA Academy and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Campanella is also an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences.


The information was to the point, and was presented clearly.
Tracy Liptak
Clinical Director, Optimae LifeServices, Inc.