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Posted on: Feb 8, 2016

Please note: This article was originally published on the website of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP on January 28, 2016. You can view the original post here.

By David E. Jose and Ashley Osak, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

On January 6, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule that modifies certain HIPAA provisions that should be carefully reviewed by healthcare providers.  This change in the law will be especially important for mental health centers and others providing behavioral health services.  The final rule is receiving greater attention because it has been issued in the middle of our national debate regarding the relationship between mental health services and gun violence. Continue reading...

This post was written by David E. Jose and Ashley N. Leonard of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Health Care and Life Sciences Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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