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OCR Clarifies Direct Liability of Business Associates Under HIPAA

USA - May 29 2019 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new fact sheet outlining and clarifying violations of HIPAA...

Vicki J. Morris.

OCR releases new FAQs on use of health apps

USA - May 21 2019 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new set of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...

Nancy Halstead, Rebecca E. Dittrich, Wendell Bartnick.

Health Apps and HIPAA - Recent FAQs Highlight Importance of Covered Entities and Business Associates Scrutinizing their Relationships with App Developers

USA - May 16 2019 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new set of HIPAA FAQs addressing the applicability of HIPAA...

Nancy Halstead, Rebecca E. Dittrich, Wendell Bartnick.

Washington becomes the latest state to amend its data breach notification law

USA - May 12 2019 On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington signed HB 1071 into law, which strengthens the state’s data breach notification law. Washington............

Samuel F. Cullari, Trevor Satnick.

HHS reexamines prior interpretation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act’s penalty structure

USA - May 1 2019 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) filed a Notice of Enforcement Decision (the “Notice of Enforcement”) on April 26, 2019...

James F. Hennessy, Brad M. Rostolsky.