Florida Bans Offshoring of Certain Patient Information

The Florida Legislature recently amended the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act (the “Act”) to prohibit certain health care providers utilizing certified electronic health record technologies from storing qualified electronic health records outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada. Significantly, the prohibition also extends to qualified electronic health records that are stored through a third-party or subcontracted computing facility or cloud service provider....
By: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP