Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information About Individuals in Their Facilities [open pdf - 370KB]
From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] public health emergency does not alter the HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act] Privacy Rule's existing restrictions on disclosures of protected health information (PHI) to the media. As explained in prior guidance, HIPAA does not permit covered health care providers to give the media, including film crews, access to any areas of their facilities where patients' PHI will be accessible in any form (e.g., written, electronic, oral, or other visual or audio form), without first obtaining a written HIPAA authorization from each patient whose PHI would be accessible to the media. Additionally, covered health care providers may not require a patient to sign a HIPAA authorization as a condition of receiving treatment."
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/