Healthcare Dive interviewed Manatt's Christine Reilly, co-chair of the firm's TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense practice, for an article on the FCC's recent decision to exempt healthcare messaging from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The FCC stipulates that the messages must be regulated through HIPAA.
The exemption comes as the result of a petition from the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, and it's highly favorable to the industry, said Reilly.
She noted that this is the second time the FCC has addressed healthcare communications in recent years. The first change came in October 2013 when it made an exemption for residential calls. This latest exemption for mobile phone calls/texts falls under the same concept. "It aims to make sure TCPA does not create liability where HIPAA does not," Reilly said.
Read the article here.