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HIPAA Interim Final Rule, October 30, 2009


On October 30, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an interim final rule conforming HIPAA's enforcement regulations to revisions made under the HITECH Act. The interim final rule strengthens HHS' civil money penalty authority by establishing categories of violations reflecting levels of culpability, increasing the civil penalty amounts, and modifying the affirmative defenses available to covered entities.

Click here to view a presentation on the HIPAA Final Rule [PDF]

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