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October 05, 2020

Health Law Daily

Louisiana Stops Sharing Information About Residents Who Test Positive For COVID-19

  • October 05, 2020

The AP (10/3, Deslatte) reported that as of Friday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ (D) “administration has stopped sharing information about residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus with local officials in dozens of parishes.” The state had been “providing the patient names to local law enforcement or emergency workers,” but the state’s “health department had raised worries about parishes potentially violating federal privacy laws governing the sensitive health care data.”