NCRA has published a document offering general information for court reporters and court reporting firms about the changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, that came into effect in late 2013. NCRA hired Patton Boggs, LLC, Associate Attorney Melodi Gates to provide information on how freelance court reporters and court reporting firms should respond to requests related to the regulations. This document offers general information only and should not be construed as legal advice; specific questions about HIPAA should be directed to an attorney.
The NCRA Board was asked to provide this information by the National Committee of State Associations through a resolution made at the NCSA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
You can access the document here.