Learn more about misunderstood law during ‘HIPAA and Public Records’ online lesson

Learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, one of the most misunderstood laws, with instructor Adam A. Marshall, a senior staff attorney with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “HIPAA and Public Records” is hosted by the New England First Amendment Coalition, as part of its 30 Minute Skills series.

The “HIPAA and Public Records” webinar takes place at noon, Wednesday, June 16.

“Government officials and the general public often incorrectly cite the 25-year-old federal statute when discussing health data,” reads the description of the event. “During the last 16 months in particular, public agencies have improperly used HIPAA as a reason to withhold requested documents about COVID-19. Now, with reporting focused on vaccinations and the lifting of pandemic restrictions, misinformation about the law continues to circulate.”