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HHS Issues HIPAA Security-Breach-Notification Rules: Compliance Deadline Looming

On August 24, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued interim final rules regarding the new security-breach-notification requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Covered entities and their business associates (service providers to covered entities) only have 30 days after publication (or until September 23, 2009) to comply with these new rules.
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