This is an FAQ that provides an overview of the applicability of HIPAA in correctional healthcare settings.
This FAQ explains HIPAA compliance within correctional health settings, including the implications of HIPAA on health information exchanges within correctional healthcare. It addresses frequently asked questions, including: (1) Are correctional health care organizations impacted by HIPAA? (2) What health information can correctional health care organizations use and disclose? (3) What privacy rights do people in correctional facilities have? (4) How does HIPAA apply when a person is released?