The President also said the administration would be expanding accessibility to telehealth services for individuals using Medicare.
The goal is to help more than 60 million Medicare recipients throughout the country.
"This is a part of our larger effort around mitigation".
"We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency", said Roger Severino, the director of HHS' Office for Civil Rights.
Verma said that the agency made the change in accord with a recent appropriations bill and the emergency declaration issued by Trump. One outcome of the privacy law however, keeps doctors and nurses from using certain kinds of technology such as FaceTime and Facebook Messenger to communicate with patients seeking care over concerns that information might be shared unknowingly without patient consent.
"Today we're also announcing a dramatic expansion of our telehealth services".
"With telehealth they [seniors] can now get to see their doctor, talk to their doctor and they can do that from the safety of their home", Verma explained on Wednesday.
Trump also said that the federal government is beginning a process to assist New York state in expanding its hospital bed capacity, after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested that the Army Corps of Engineers build temporary medical facilities.
Weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, the first USA state received approval from the Trump administration for an emergency change to its Medicaid program.
Trump added that the administration "will not enforce applicable HIPAA penalties so that doctors can greatly expand care for their patients using telehealth". The administration issued strict guidelines on March 16 for Americans to follow for the next 15 days, including requests to limit travel and social gatherings.