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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…

Jared M. Bruce, Jennifer Orr Mitchell.

Calls by Health Care Providers Regarding COVID-19 Do NOT Require Prior Express Consent

USA - March 26 2020 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act codified at 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”) restricts the use of automatic telephone dialing systems, artificial or…

Karen S. Hockstad.

OCR Announces Recent Enforcement Actions and Settlements for Noncompliance with HIPAA Rules and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

USA - January 29 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced several enforcement actions and settlements for…

Jared M. Bruce.

HHS Publishes New Fact Sheet on Business Associate Direct Liability

USA - June 4 2019 On May 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a new Fact Sheet providing a compilation…

Jared M. Bruce.

HHS Publishes New Fact Sheet on Business Associate Direct Liability

USA - June 4 2019 On May 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a new Fact Sheet providing a compilation…

Jared M. Bruce.