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OCR Proposes Significant Revisions to HIPAA Rules on Accounting of Disclosures

July 11, 2011

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued May 31, 2011 (the “Proposed Rule”), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) proposes to revise and expand the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s accounting of disclosures requirement. 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 OCR no later than August 1, 2011. A copy of the Proposed Rule is available here

To view a brief summary of the "Proposed Rule", please click here.

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