How will California’s tougher-than-HIPAA privacy laws impact U.S.? – FierceHealthIT

Last September, California enacted the toughest patient privacy protections in the country, even tougher than HIPAA. They include specific penalties for medical-record snooping, rules requiring providers to report breaches far more quickly than HIPAA and requirements that safeguards like passwords be put in place. The new laws even establish a new state office supervising patient privacy and imposing fines when violations occur.

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