Health Care Legal News - January 31, 2013 • Volume 3, Number 1

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In This Issue:

- SPECIAL EDITION ON THE HIPAA OMNIBUS FINAL RULE PART I

- REVISIONS TO THE RULES ON BREACH NOTIFICATION

- FINAL RULE REQUIRES GROUP HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS TO UPDATE THEIR NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES (“NPP”)

- DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (“PHI”) FOR “MARKETING” PURPOSES.

- DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS TO SCHOOLS

- DW HEALTH CARE TEAM - NEWS & SUCCESS STORIES

- Excerpt from SPECIAL EDITION ON THE HIPAA OMNIBUS FINAL RULE PART I:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) released the HIPAA/HITECH final omnibus rule (the “Final Rule”) on January 17, 2013, which rule contains long-awaited rules and clarifications regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”). Most of the provisions of the Final Rule are effective September 23, 2013.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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