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Georgia Supreme Court uses HIPAA preemption to nullify medical malpractice reform

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2007

The Georgia Supreme Court's potentially important May 14 decision in Allen v. Wright, 2007 Ga. Lexis 343, held that the HIPAA Privacy Rule preempted Georgia's 2005 tort reform statute requiring malpractice plaintiffs to file with their complaints a "medical authorization form" enabling the defendants' attorneys to obtain and disclose protected health information to facilitate their defense of the plaintiff's claims

Case filed by Minnesota raises significant HIPAA enforcement issues

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

A recent lawsuit brought by the Attorney General (AG) of Minnesota raises significant enforcement issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA

Are troublesome HIPAA changes on the way?

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2008

Recent progress toward developing electronic medical records and personal health records has generated an enormous amount of debate about whether new privacy and security rules are necessary for this new electronic environment

The HIPAA enforcement era begins

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2008

More than five years into the HIPAA privacy era, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its first penalty for a violation of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

The new HIPAAHITECH era is finally here

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2013

After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services finally has released its omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

The FTC imposes data security obligations on a cord blood bank

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) announced on January 28 that it had reached a settlement with Cbr Systems, Inc. as "part of the

What's important about the HITECH NPRM?

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released its long-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemarking (NPRM) for the privacy and security provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

Supreme Court to review Vermont prescription data-mining law

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2011

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to a Vermont statute barring the sale or use of prescriber-identifiable data for the marketing of prescription drugs

First HIPAA civil monetary penalty causes concern

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

The big news in the health care privacy world is the imposition by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the first civil monetary penalty for a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule

New health care breach notification rules issued

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2009

With two important new security breach notification rules issued in recent days, the health care industry and its business partners now face an entirely new federal environment for disclosure of security breaches