Advocacy Reminder

Public comments are due by June 16, 2023, on HHS’s HIPAA Privacy Rule NPRM to support reproductive health care privacy.

On April 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights, issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to strengthen Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule protections by prohibiting the use or disclosure of protected health information to investigate or prosecute patients, providers, and others involved in the provision of legal reproductive health care, including abortion care.

The NPRM seeks input on a number of proposals to modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule in support of an individual’s reproductive health care privacy.

  • More information on the NPRM is available. Click here.
  • The NPRM can be viewed at the Federal Register by clicking here.
  • A fact sheet on the NPRM is here.