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Significant Changes to HIPAA Effective March 26th, 2013

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The following nine major changes will take effect on March 26th:

  1. Breach notification standard has been lowered
  2. Business Associate definition has been expanded
  3. Application of HIPAA to Business Associates has increased liability
  4. New requirements for Business Associates Agreements
  5. New requirements for notice of privacy practices
  6. Fundraising changes
  7. Expanded patient rights
  8. Increased flexibility with PHI of deceased patients
  9. Increased civil  monetary penalties

For more information on the above changes, go to:  http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/significant-changes-to-hipaa-effective-m-51197/

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