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 the 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 often complex issues. Cinde Warmington is often asked to speak by organizations such as the New Hampshire Hospital Association, the New Hampshire Medical Society, the New Hampshire Medical Group Management Association about these matters. She has been asked on numerous occasions to speak to the New Hampshire State Police and other organizations regarding the rights and limitations on the access to protected health information by law enforcement officials.
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 including the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and dealing with media inquiries.