The final omnibus rule published on Jan. 25, 2013 to modify the HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules, as well as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, became effective on March 26.

However, the compliance date for the rule is September 23, 2013. Organizations have one year from the compliance date--and 18 months from today--to modify business associate agreements to match new requirements.

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