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Fact Sheet: Regulatory Changes to HIPAA Under HITECH and GINA

posted on Wed, Feb 20 2013 2:48 pm by Mid-States Region

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) omnibus final rule, meant to enhance patients’ privacy protections, provide individuals new rights to their health information, and strengthen the government’s ability to enforce the law. The final rule implements the modifications required by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act). This fact sheet describes the changes that will take effect on March 26, 2013 because of this final rule.

 

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