HIPAA.com – HHS Issues Interim Final Rule for HITECH ‘Breach Notification’

HHS Issues Interim Final Rule for HITECH ‘Breach Notification’

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has issued the Interim Final Rule for Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information. The Interim Final Rule was signed by Secretary Sebelius on August 6, 2009, filed at the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, and will be published on Monday, August 24, 2009, in the Federal Register. The effective date of the Interim Final Rule will be 30 days after publication, and will cover both covered entities and business associates of covered entities. Here is the Summary of the Interim Final Rule:

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