mHealth News Quotes Manatt Partner on Exempted Healthcare Messaging

Avoid This Little-Known but Costly HIPAA Trap
– mHealth News

mHealth NewsChristine Reilly, co-chair of the firm's TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense practice, for an article on how healthcare providers who call patients or send automated messages may be running afoul of federal law.

The Telephone Protection Act was enacted in the 1990s to protect consumers against unwanted messages, and the FCC recently exempted healthcare messages that are regulated through HIPAA. Reilly told the publication that the problem with that is HIPAA doesn't specifically define a "healthcare message."

"There really is not a lot there about those requirements," she said. "It is not exactly a model of clarity."

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