How are the photographers allowed into our hospital considering HIPAA laws?

We are not subject to HIPAA privacy laws because we are invited into the hospital as a guest of the family. This has been verified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, which oversees HIPAA law. NILMDTS has corresponded with the General Counsel’s office HIPAA lawyers to verify our services and HIPAA laws. We do ask all of our photographers to keep all sessions private and to not discuss details with anyone.