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OCR Highlights HIPAA Enforcement Actions under Right of Access Initiative

USA - April 14 2022 On March 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of three…

Jared M. Bruce

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers at all Facilities Participating in Medicare and Medicaid

USA - November 5 2021 On Nov. 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) regarding staff vaccination at facilities that…

Christopher B. Begin, Timothy Cahill

OCR Issues Clarifying Guidance on HIPAA, COVID-19 Vaccinations, and the Workplace

USA - November 2 2021 Questions abound as to whether HIPAA comes into play when COVID-19 vaccination information is provided to employers. Recently, the U.S. Department of…

Jared M. Bruce, Ashley Durner

HHS Advises on Fraudulent Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

USA - May 6 2021 On April 26, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on its OCR Security List Digest that OCR…

Jared M. Bruce

Comment Period Extended for Extensive Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

USA - March 16 2021 On March 9, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a 45-day extension of the…

Matthew S. Arend, Jared M. Bruce