COVID-19 and Privacy
COVID-19 and your clients' privacy

With our COVID-19 screening form, you can take an important step in keeping yourself and your clients safe. The form asks your client about testing status, exposure, symptoms, and willingness to engage in safety practices in the treatment room.

So what are the privacy implications if your client tells you they've tested positive for COVID-19? Are massage therapists allowed to disclose a client's infection status?

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance on this question, and the short answer is yes. Read more about the circumstances of this exemption from the privacy rule here:

www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-hipaa-and-first-responders-508.pdf



In health,
Diana