Author Topic: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules  (Read 2418 times)

oneround

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Hot off the presses this morning:  07.09.10

http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-16718_PI.pdf

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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 12:14:00 PM »
Gotta love those 200 + pages of "proposed" regulations!  :-\ ::) :o >:( 
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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 12:24:13 PM »
Thank mighty for links otherwise I'd be killing a tree  ;D
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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 12:32:23 PM »
It's actually someone's job to write this stuff in the most convoluted manner so that the people actually affected by it can't understand it.   :-\

Have they never heard that brevity makes for the best communication? ???


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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 12:48:10 PM »
Ha Ha.. tell me about it.. I went back to school JUST to learn how to speak Legal verbiage..LMAO  It's like the IRS forms..

If yes to box 3, go to box 23, complete part A, D, if Part D corresponds to your situation, start all over with a new form. LOL
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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010, 03:41:30 PM »
thanks for the info,,,,,,,I don't understand either
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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 10:00:15 AM »
They hire the same guys who write the VCR instruction manuals.
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Re: New NPRM for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 01:05:29 PM »
LOL.  It always starts off as 200-300 pages then dwindles down, after reading so many of these dang things you just learn to scan to what is relavent.  They are really only admendments to what is already in place for the new pt. protection rules.


The proposed rule is issued in connection with the amendments and expansion to HIPAA made as part of the Health Information Technology and Economic Clinical Health Act (the "HITECH Act"), enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The proposed rule is intended to strengthen and expand enforcement of HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules by granting broader patient rights and stronger protections when business associates handle individually identifiable health information.

HHS also launched today a privacy website, designed to inform the public regarding existing HHS health information privacy efforts and policies. HHS also announced that its website for HIPAA breach notifications is to be updated and will now include a search function and summaries of past health information privacy breaches.  hhs.gov


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