Posts Tagged ‘confidentiality’

Should a Local Government Be a HIPAA Hybrid Entity?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The federal HIPAA regulations apply directly to certain types of entities and individuals, referred to as “covered entities” and “business associates.” These regulations govern standardization of electronic healthcare transactions and identifiers, as well as the privacy and security of health information. Depending on the services provided and the relationships that exist, a local government may […]

Who May Attend a Closed Session?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Two new members have been elected to the Pleasantville town council and are scheduled to be sworn in at the December meeting. A special meeting has been called for November 25, at which the current board plans to address several matters in closed session. As set out in the meeting notice, those matters are: Discussion […]

Citizen Participation Information as Public Record

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

UPDATE August 2013: In 2011, a new exception was enacted to limit access to local government email subscriber lists. Click here for a summary of this exception. Local governments work hard to engage and inform their citizens. Technology now provides an increasing number of ways to provide information to and receive information from citizens. From […]