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Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations
By n/a | Posted On: 2014‑11‑12
In light of the Ebola outbreak and other events, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has issued a bulletin to ensure that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways in which patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an emergency situation.
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Ebola: Managing Your Health Care Workforce
By n/a | Posted On: 2014‑11‑12
Mark Peters, a partner in Waller's Labor and Employment practice, will be discussing the legal ramifications of a potential Ebola outbreak and best practices from the employer's perspective at this AHLA webinar on November 19, 2014.
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Ebola: Managing Your Health Care Workforce
By n/a | Posted On: 2014‑11‑12
Mark Peters, a partner in Waller's Labor and Employment practice, will be discussing the legal ramifications of a potential Ebola outbreak and best practices from the employer's perspective at this AHLA webinar on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
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Emory Shares Ebola Preparedness Protocols
By Emory Healthcare | Posted On: 2014‑10‑28
Amber Vinson was discharged today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Ms. Vinson was one of two nurses infected while treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas. Emory Healthcare has made its Ebola preparedness protocols available to the public on the health system's website.
Emory Healthcare | category: external
Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure
By CDC | Posted On: 2014‑10‑28
The Centers for Disease Control announced new monitoring guidelines for individuals arriving from West Africa.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention | category: external
CDC Announces Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries
By CDC | Posted On: 2014‑10‑22
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | category: external
Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
By CDC Newsroom | Posted On: 2014‑10‑21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | category: external
Ebola: Legal implications for hospitals, healthcare workers
By Ilene MacDonald | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
One thing is clear: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas made serious mistakes in the way they handled the first confirmed case of Ebola.
Fierce Healthcare | category: external
Ebola Brings HIPAA to the Forefront
By Joyce Frieden | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
When does the safety of many trump the privacy of one? That is the challenge to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the age of Ebola.
Medpage Today | category: external
Employers confront Ebola concerns in workplaces
By Charisse Jones | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
With a second U.S.-based health care worker diagnosed with Ebola on Wednesday, businesses are grappling with how to manage workplace concerns about the virus.
USA Today | category: external
Employers Scramble to Address Ebola Concerns
By Amy Langfield | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
It's no longer just hospitals and health care companies that are worrying about whether their workers may have been exposed to Ebola.
NBC News | category: external
Ebola and the Law: What You Need to Know
By n/a | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
A Webinar Co-Sponsored by The Network for Public Health Law, CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association
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The Texas law that could make it hard for Ebola patients to sue
By Jason Millman | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
There's a lot of angst over the apparent missteps in handling the care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who was the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.
The Washington Post | category: external
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Links To Relevant Agencies

American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Ebola Outbreak [American Academy of Pediatrics]
Ebola Preparedness Resources
American Hospital Association (AHA) advisory page
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and training for the health care community to ensure that all health care workers (including hospital workers, physician groups, and emergency medical technicians) are able to detect and respond to the Ebola virus, as well as protect themselves and others from it.
Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness [CDC]
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Aviation Administration
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Employer Steps to Protect Workers [IDSA]
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
World Health Organization (WHO)
CMS Survey & Certification Letter