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 ftc.gov or click the image below.