OCR Issues Final Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules to Implement the HITECH Act

By on March 7, 2013

by Bernadette Broccolo, Daniel F. Gottlieb, Jennifer S. Geetter, Ryan S. Higgins, Amy Hooper Kearbey and Edward G. Zacharias

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published final modifications to the privacy, security and breach notification standards under HIPAA and the HITECH Act, which require covered entities and business associates to update their policies, procedures, agreements, security measures and operations to comply with new restrictions and requirements, and to benefit from new flexibility.

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