HIPAA Privacy Rule 2.0
9 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2013 Last revised: 5 Feb 2014
Date Written: January 28, 2013
On January 25, 2013, the Federal Register published the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules. These modifications also include the final versions of the HIPAA regulation amendments mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Although the amended rules are effective on March 26, 2013, covered entities and their business associates (which now have direct liability for violations of the regulations) have a compliance date of September 23, 2013.
Keywords: genetics, health records, HIPAA Privacy Rule, research, privacy, HITECH Act, GINA, HIPAA, Hitech, HITECH
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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