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HIPAA administrative simplification: enforcement. Final rule.

Abstract

The Secretary of Health and Human Services is adopting rules for the imposition of civil money penalties on entities that violate rules adopted by the Secretary to implement the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191 (HIPAA). The final rule amends the existing rules relating to the investigation of noncompliance to make them apply to all of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules, rather than exclusively to the privacy standards. It also amends the existing rules relating to the process for imposition of civil money penalties. Among other matters, the final rule clarifies and elaborates upon the investigation process, bases for liability, determination of the penalty amount, grounds for waiver, conduct of the hearing, and the appeal process.

Authors

Office of the Secretary, HHS

Source

Federal register 71:32 2006 Feb 16 pg 8389-433

MeSH

Civil Rights
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Humans
Law Enforcement
Privacy
United States
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16502555