Professor Rummana Alam, an expert in health law, recently spoke to WICS in Springfield about whether or not HIPAA applies to employers seeking information about the vaccination status of employees.
Alam clarified that HIPAA is only applicable to medical providers.
"Your employer is not a covered entity and therefore HIPAA would not apply," Alam said.
That means that your employer can ask if you've been vaccinated, and they can require you to get it. Things get a little murkier when it comes to private businesses, however.
"There's nothing preventing a business to say, 'we're not going to allow you to come in if you don't have a vaccine,'” Alam said. “But that raises the issue of what the proof is.”
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