Tag Archives: Office for Civil Rights

New OCR fact sheet clarifies HIPAA liability for business associates

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a fact sheet clarifying violations of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) for which a business associate can be held directly liable. The fact sheet outlines 10 specific circumstances for which OCR has authority to take enforcement … Continue Reading

The Arrival of the OCR HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule is Here

The long awaited final rule, released yesterday by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services, modifies the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach and Enforcement Rules and is comprised of four final rules which implement the statutory requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the … Continue Reading
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