HIPAA Final Rule: What's A Covered Entity To Do? — Part 1

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 2:39 PM EST) -- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act final rule, which was recently published in the Federal Register, modifies many provisions of the HIPAA regulations. Although many of these modifications were anticipated, one has caught some by surprise.

Breach Notification Rule Revision

One of the most significant revisions, and one that some covered entities hoped would not occur, is the elimination of the "significant harm" threshold from the definition of "breach."

Under the current breach notification rule, covered entities and business associates are required to notify individuals,...
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