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Attorneys: Dispatcher transmissions are exempt from HIPAA regs

Public Safety SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Patient medical information that most 9-1-1 dispatchers pass on to first responders over unencrypted radio channels is allowed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to two employment and labor attorneys. Some dispatch centers, such as those connected to an ambulance service or in a hospital, may fall under HIPAA, but the communications required to treat patients would be exempted from privacy rules. Urgent Communications (07/23)


Fla. county to create second dispatcher-training academy to meet demand

Public Safety SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Northwest dispatchers are ready when callers do not speak English

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 20, 2014

Several Texas 9-1-1 centers move into CyrusOne data facility

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 13, 2014

Tenn. county creates infrastructure for NG9-1-1

Public Safety SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

FCC to vote on text-to-9-1-1 mandate this week

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

La. dispatchers are swamped by pocket dials

Public Safety SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

FCC requires carriers to allow 9-1-1 texts by end of year

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 13, 2014

Officer tweets a reminder that a Facebook outage is not a police problem

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

General Dynamics gets Mass. contract to implement NG9-1-1

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 13, 2014


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NENA 2015 Call for Papers Now Open!

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 20, 2014

NENA 2015 call for papers now open!

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

Development Conference & NG9-1-1 Critical Issues Forum brochure now available!

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