HITECH Act Greatly Expands HIPAA’s Scope: Understand the Amendments – Address the Changes

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Stimulus Bill) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The Stimulus Bill contains substantive changes to HIPAA privacy and security rules as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

The Stimulus Bill’s impact on HIPAA has raised many questions regarding changes to HIPAA security and privacy and enforcement and non-compliance risk. Many are asking what the changes mean for their businesses and what should businesses be doing to ensure compliance. In order to help clarify issues such as new privacy requirements, civil penalties and other significant changes, Fox Rothschild has assembled a cross-functional team that can assist clients in addressing and planning for new and expanded obligations.