The Long-Awaited HIPAA Omnibus Rule was just issued by HHS.

Brown McCarroll is reviewing the  563 page prepublication version of the new HITECH Act rules.  Of importance, there are new requirements for business associates and their subcontractors , as well as significant changes for hospitals and health systems, including provisions requiring changes to the Notice of Privacy Practices.

The Rulemaking announced today may be viewed in the Federal Register at

The HHS Press Release can be found on the HHS News page:

If you have any questions or need more information about this news, please contact Deborah Hiser.