Lawyers Beware: Take action now to protect healthcare information or risk stiff penalties!

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Beginning February 17, 2010,lawyers who represent clients in the healthcare industry face new statutory obligations to take affirmative steps to ensure the privacy of their clients’ patient information when it is transmitted or stored electronically. Failure to meet these requirements could result in substantial financial penalties.

This article explains the new requirements and offers compliance tips for small firms and solo practitioners.

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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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