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Digesting the HIPAA proposed rule

The proposed rule that modifies the HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement rules has been published in the Federal Register for about a week.
And while it may not be time to flip your HIPAA compliance program upside down—it is, after all, a proposed rule that could go final anytime after the last comment is sealed by HHS Sept. 13—you should take note of several items from the rule.
The following items are courtesy of Rebecca Herold, CISSP, CIPP, CISM, CISA, FLMI, of Rebecca Herold & Associates, LLC, of Des Moines, IA. Herold will be co-hosting the HCPro, Inc. audio conference, “HIPAA’s New Proposed Rule: Prepare for Changes to Privacy, Security and Enforcement Regulations [1],” Tuesday, August 31: