HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes on the Horizon

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HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes on the Horizon

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights in 2010 published a proposed rule, mandated under the HITECH Act, to make multiple changes to the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules.

OCR is now in the late stages of finalizing an “omnibus” final rule that would make significant changes to those HIPAA rules, and the breach notification rule. Following are a series of privacy rule changes proposed by the government.

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