Category Archives: HIPAA

Procedural and Substantive Requirements for Discovery of  HIPAA Information

The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that ex parte interviews with a plaintiff’s medical providers may be conducted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  However, procedural requirements for protecting information disclosed during such interviews must be satisfied.  See Baker v. Wellstar Health Systems, Inc., No. S10A0994 (June 1, 2010).  In

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