HIPAA Final Rule: What's A Covered Entity To Do? — Part 2

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 12:19 PM EST) -- The second part of this two-part article (the first part was published on Jan. 31 — "HIPAA Final Rule: What's A Covered Entity To Do? — Part 1") focuses on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act final rule's impact on business associates and those doing business with business associates.

The final rule largely conforms to the proposed rule issued July 14, 2010, as it expands the definition of "business associate" and modifies certain HIPAA security and privacy rules to hold business associates directly liable for...
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