By Mike Hintze, Hintze Law
Welcome to the second installment of my blog series focusing on the Washington My Health My Data Act. Having presented a general overview in the first post, Part 2 discusses in more detail the most important factor shaping the Act’s reach and impact – the key definition of “consumer health data.” This extremely broad definition may come as a surprise to many businesses that do not think of themselves as collecting health data and may assume (wrongly) that they are not impacted by this new law.
The scope of most substantive obligations under the Washington My Health My Data Act revolves around collecting, utilizing, and disclosing “consumer health data.” Given the centrality of this term to the expansive scope and impact of the Act, it has been the subject of extensive discussion and debate during the legislative process, more so than any other aspect of the bill. This blog post will delve into this critical aspect of the Act and shed light on its full implications.
As we progress over the coming weeks, we will highlight additional blog posts that examine additional components of the Act and the important issues they raise.