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Compliance Date Looms for HIPAA Omnibus Rule
September 18, 2013

September 23 is the deadline for compliance with provisions of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus rule issued in January that implements many provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. RCPA thanks member Nicole Radziewicz, Esq, Rhoads and Sinon, LLP for sharing an Alert to remind providers that covered entities must update certain policies, including Notice of Privacy Practices. On September 13, HHS issued model notices of privacy practices. Covered entities must also revise all business associate agreements to address statutory changes. Sample business associate agreements were issued in January. New policies for breach notification procedures must also be implemented by September 23. Contact Betty Simmonds with questions.

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