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OCR Releases Guidance On Direct Liability For Business Associates Under HIPAA
On May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a fact sheet on direct liability of business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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White Collar Roundup - January 2019
While focused more on street crime, the First Step Act brings a bevy of changes to sentencing and incarceration in the federal system.
United States
13 Feb 2019
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HHS Provides Guidance To Health Care Industry On Mitigating Cyber Security Threats
As the health care sector continues to be a target of cyberattacks, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released new guidance to protect health care organizations from cyberattacks.
United States
30 Jan 2019
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White Collar Roundup - December 2018
On November 29, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a revision of the DOJ's policy that organizations must provide information on individual wrongdoers to receive cooperation credit.
United States
6 Dec 2018
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White Collar Roundup - November 2018
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski made a splash at the NYU School of Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Conference by unveiling the new policy by the U.S. DOJ for selecting corporate monitors.
United States
12 Nov 2018
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California's Dreaming Of Tougher Health-Care Privacy
The law applies to manufacturers of consumer health wearables and apps, for example, and its reach extends to companies located anywhere in the U.S. that do business in California.
United States
6 Aug 2018
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FDA Plan Aims To Improve Cybersecurity Of Medical Devices
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a Medical Device Safety Action Plan detailing its current initiatives and future plans to ensure the safety of medical devices while promoting innovation throughout the entire lifecycle of a device.
United States
14 May 2018
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Federal Privacy Audits Continue To Scare Health-Care Providers
A February 22 article in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report and other publications, "Federal Privacy Audits Continue to Scare Health-Care Providers," discussed the ongoing HIPAA audits ...
United States
27 Feb 2018
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Rule Makes Substance Abuse Records Easier to Disclose
A January 3 article in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report and other publications, "Rule Makes Substance Abuse Records Easier to Disclose," discussed the new rule released January 2 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Day Pitney's Eric Fader was quoted in the article.
United States
5 Jan 2018
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Tech Giants Ride Data Wave Into Health-Care Market
A December 1 article in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report and other publications, "Tech Giants Ride Data Wave Into Health-Care Market," discussed the development of wearable devices that collect health information and devices connected to hospital systems,
United States
4 Dec 2017
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Trump HHS Pick to Face Privacy, Security Challenges if Confirmed
A November 28 article in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report and other publications, "Trump HHS Pick to Face Privacy, Security Challenges if Confirmed," discussed the nomination of Alex Azar to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Day Pitney's Eric Fader was quoted in the article.
United States
30 Nov 2017
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California Health System Pays $2M to Settle Data Breaches
The federal government's data privacy and security enforcement efforts have slowed down in the latter half of 2017, but some states are picking up the slack.
United States
29 Nov 2017
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Health Privacy Official's Departure Unlikely to Rock the Boat
A November 8 article in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report and other publications, "Health Privacy Official's Departure Unlikely to Rock the Boat," discussed whether last month's departure of Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will have an effect on the government's enforcement of health-data privacy laws. Day Pitney's Eric Fader was quoted in the article.
United States
13 Nov 2017
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What Providers Need to Know Before Their Patients Get New Medicare Cards
On September 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its newly designed Medicare card and informed all Medicare beneficiaries to look for their new card in the mail.
United States
9 Oct 2017
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HHS Issues HIPAA Privacy Rule Waivers After Hurricanes
As it had done for Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and for Hurricane Irma in Florida, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a limited waiver of HIPAA sanctions and penalties for covered entities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
United States
2 Oct 2017
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Estate Planning Update September 2017 - The Equifax Data Breach
Equifax, one of the three major credit-reporting agencies, recently reported a breach of its security.
United States
14 Sep 2017
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FDA Finalizes Guidance for Medical Device Interoperability
In final guidance published on September 6, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided manufacturers with recommendations for ensuring interoperable medical devices are safely and securely designed and developed through a recently published final guidance.
United States
14 Sep 2017
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Cybersecurity Costs Could Prompt Future Hospital Mergers
September 8 article in Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report and other publications, "Cybersecurity Costs Could Prompt Future Hospital Mergers," discussed the factors creating rising pressure on many smaller hospitals to merge or be acquired. Day Pitney's Eric Fader was quoted in the article.
United States
12 Sep 2017
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Cyber Risks Mounting for Networked Medical Devices
An August 21 article in Bloomberg BNA's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report and other publications, "Cyber Risks Mounting for Networked Medical Devices," discussed how recent cyberattacks that hit hospitals and pharmaceutical companies have spotlighted the risks of using medical devices that connect to the internet and transmit sensitive personal data.
United States
25 Aug 2017
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Wellmark's Iowa ACA Exchange Exit Prompts Civil Rights Complaint
An August 17 article in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch and other publications, "Wellmark's Iowa ACA Exchange Exit Prompts Civil Rights Complaint," discussed an administrative complaint filed with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by three groups representing hemophiliacs. Day Pitney's Eric Fader was quoted in the article.
United States
19 Aug 2017
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