Washington My Health My Data Act – Part 8: Notice Obligations

Jul 27, 2023
Written by WR Communications

By Mike Hintze, Hintze Law

Navigating through the entangled web of legislative requirements can often feel overwhelming. This is particularly true when it comes to the newly enacted Washington My Health My Data Act (MHMDA). In my latest blog post, I delve deep into the complexities of the Act’s notice obligations. The rules are demanding, suggesting a need for a completely separate notice—not just a simple tweak to your current privacy statement.

With the Act’s enforcement, entities will be under increased scrutiny to provide explicit privacy disclosures concerning consumer health data, a term defined broadly under the law. In my post, I discuss drafting, posting, and maintaining a “Consumer Health Data Privacy Policy,” which might seem redundant but crucial to avoiding costly mistakes. Particularly in light of the public visibility of privacy notices, getting this right is critical to staying out of the crosshairs of sharp-eyed plaintiffs’ lawyers or the vigilant Washington State Attorney General. With potential legal consequences looming large, my post offers insights to help navigate the unexpected and unusual aspects of this Act.

Read Mike Hintze’s blog post here


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