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In the Wake of Harvey and Irma, OCR Reminds Providers of HIPAA Rules
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • September 19 2017

As Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean rebuild after the latest string of deadly hurricanes and prepare for the possibility of future storms, the U.S

Are the OFCCP and the EEOC merging? Signs point to “No.”
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2017

Based on a recent Senate appropriations bill, it appears that the Trump Administration’s plan to merge the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

OCR Releases Guidance on HIPAA Compliance During Emergencies
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2017

On September 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an announcement containing disaster

Enhanced HHS HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool May Aid Health Care Industry Data Security Efforts
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 7 2017

Secretary Tom Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced his agency needs “to focus more on the most recent breaches

NLRB Fires Shot At Handy, Taking Aim At Gig Economy In General
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2017

Josh Eidelson from Bloomberg reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against gig economy mainstay Handy earlier

OCR Releases Revamped Breach Portal
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2017

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently updated its breach portal to provide more information about how it addresses and resolves investigations

Healthcare Insurer Rebuked for Exposing Policyholders’ HIV Status
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2017

Two legal advocacy groups have accused Aetna Inc. - the Hartford-based healthcare company - of “gross” breaches of privacy and confidentiality

Lessons Learned from 2017 OCR HIPAA Enforcement Actions
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

So far 2017 is proving to be an active year for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement. This comes on the heels of

Does DOJ action on “race-conscious” college admissions mean anything for federal contractors?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, business owners, employers, and employees alike have been waiting to see what the effects on social

HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Checklist for HIPAA Covered Entities Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently published guidance for entities covered by HIPAA, entitled