HIPAA Enforcement Lacks Teeth Despite Changes: Panel

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 9:31 PM EST) -- Government officials charged with policing health care privacy on Wednesday touted the increasing strength of federal enforcement, while industry players and Senate subcommittee members countered that these agencies have failed to capitalize on recent statutory amendments to better protect health information.

During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York and Director Leon Rodriguez of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights testified about how...
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