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Sep 03 2009

von Briesen & Roper Law Bulletin: The Four Things You Need to Know and Do to Comply with the New HIPAA Breach Notification Rules

Effective September 23, 2009, if you are a health care provider, clearinghouse, or health plan that is a “Covered Entity” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), you must notify affected individuals of certain breaches of their individually identifiable health information by you or your Business Associates.

This new “Rule” goes into effect on September 23, 2009; however, sanctions will not be imposed until after February 22, 2010. Read more...