Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool

This tool from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) helps in understanding the federal laws that apply when developing a health app for mobile devices.

Does your mobile app collect, create, or share consumer information? Does it diagnose or treat a disease or health condition? Then this tool will help you figure out which – and it may be more than one – federal laws apply. It’s not meant to be legal advice about all of your compliance obligations, but it will give you a snapshot of the following laws and regulations:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act)
  • FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule

Use this free resource available at or click the image below.

Click image to use the free Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool.