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HHS Announces Proposed HIPAA Rules

August 10, 2010

On July 8, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") proposed modifications to certain provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH") and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") (the "Proposed Rule").  The Proposed Rule is not final and does not change current law or regulations, unless and until a final rule is issued.  Covered entities, business associates and other interested parties can submit comments on the Proposed Rule to HHS no later than September 13, 2010.  To view a summary of many of the key changes addressed by the Proposed Rule, please click here.

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