HIPAA Privacy Updates Head To White House For Final Review

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unit sent highly anticipated privacy and data breach changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to the White House on Saturday, bringing the rules closer to fruition.

The Office of Management and Budget received final rules modifying HIPAA privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification rules from HHS' Office for Civil Rights. If the OMB approves the rules, they will be published in the Federal Register.

The changes are required in order to implement certain provisions of...
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