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Client Alert - OCR Publishes Proposed Rules to Implement HITECH Act Changes to HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules - Client Alert - Proposed HIPAA changes (00198936).PDF (PDF)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Category:  < Health Care

Update regarding proposed rules recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") implementing certain changes required under HITECH to the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. The most significant (or, at least, the most discussed) changes apply to business associates.?As expected, the proposed rule would apply most of the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules directly to business associates.? Unexpectedly, however, the rule also proposes to apply the Privacy and Security rules directly to subcontractors of business associates.? Consequently, among other things, business associates will now be required to enter into business associate agreements with their subcontractors that work with a covered entity’s protected health information.

View Client Alert - Proposed HIPAA changes (00198936).PDF (PDF)

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