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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston, WV 25301

Toll Free: 1-888--747-8367
OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
OEMS Fax: (304) 558-8379
Trauma Phone: (304) 290-9307
Trauma Fax: (304) 558-8379

File: /media/381757/hipaa guidance issued 032620.pdf
Description: The regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) permit Local Health Departments (LHD) to disclose limited information about the location of persons as confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases for the protection of emergency services personnel. See 45 CFR 164.512(j). Knowledge of the location of these cases would enable emergency personnel to take informed precautions to prevent their exposure. However, there are constraints on the information that can be shared and how that information may be used,
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