New HIPAA Requirements Beginning This Week

The new HIPAA requirements go into effect this week with a compliance date of Monday, September 23. The final rule went into effect March 26, but gave covered entities and business associates 180 days to comply with its new regulations. The new rule modifies the privacy, security, and enforcement provisions of the law. The rule strengthens and expands the privacy and security protection for individuals’ health information; modifies breach notification; and expands requirements to business associates of covered entities that receive protected health information, such as contractors and subcontractors.  To view model Notice of Privacy forms and other useful health care provider HIPAA resources, simply visit HCAF’s members only resource page by clicking here.

A special thank you to HCAF’s Board of Director’s Secretary and Associate Member, Glenda Burke from Alternatives, A Consulting & Education Service, for providing HCAF members with the following sample Notice of Privacy Practices.

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