Our team is recognized statewide for its expertise in the area of patient
privacy and security. We routinely conduct on-site risk assessments for
providers and prepare policies, procedures and programs to address identified
needs. S&G is especially aware of the intersection between federal
and state law as it relates to patient privacy and assists providers in
navigating these complex issues. Our attorneys are often invited to speak
about these matters by professional organizations and routinely address
issues related to the appropriate disclosure of protected health information.
Fundamentally, we understand the essential need to maintain patient privacy
and the balancing of interests that occurs when determining whether to
disclose information in response to requests from family members, governmental
agencies, law enforcement and others.
Our attorneys are well prepared to assist providers through all aspects
of responding to a breach of protected health information, including guiding
the breach investigation, facilitating the forensic analysis, making the
breach notification, responding to inquiries from state and federal officials,
and handling media inquiries.