Guarding the Gateway: Florida Tightens Grip on Electronic Health Records Storage

By and on August 30, 2023

In May 2023, the Florida Legislature amended the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act to add a provision regarding the security and storage of patient information. It took effect on July 1, 2023. To ensure compliance, Florida healthcare providers should review where their electronic patient information is physically maintained.

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Scott A. Weinstein provides legal counsel on health care regulatory compliance, contracting and transactional due diligence, with a focus on health information privacy and security, Medicare and Medicaid's health information technology and quality reporting requirements, and clinical research regulations. Scott additionally provides legal counsel on federal and state privacy and data protection laws, with a focus on privacy audits and the development of internal and externally facing privacy policies for websites and mobile applications. Read Scott Weinstein's full bio.

Lester Perling
Lester J. Perling counsels healthcare providers on a variety of regulatory, compliance, enforcement and reimbursement matters, with particular focus on fraud and abuse compliance and investigations. Board-certified in health law by The Florida Bar and certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association, Lester leverages decades of health industry experience to provide strategic and business-centric counsel to providers engaging in transactions, addressing compliance matters or when facing government and private payor audits, as well as federal and state administrative, civil and criminal investigations. He is particularly experienced in helping clients address regulatory and billing compliance matters. Read Lester J. Perling's full bio.




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