Does reporting to CT WiZ violate HIPAA requirements?

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No. Vaccinating health care providers are authorized and required to disclose and report vaccination records to the Connecticut Department of Public Health's Immunization Information System (CT WiZ) and its authorized agents without patient authorization or opportunity to object because:

  • It is required by law
  • It is part of public health activities

The information disclosed and reported to CT WiZ is what is minimally necessary to achieve the purpose of the disclosure, and providers may rely upon this representation in releasing the requested information to CT WiZ, pursuant to 42 CFR ~ 164.514 (d) (3) (iii) (A) of the HIPPA Privacy regulations.

Read this letter for more information regarding the impact of the HIPAA Privacy rule on public health.

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