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Posted on: Aug 21, 2019

Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster, both of Krieg DeVault LLP

On May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued a new fact sheet. It compiles the various provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that impose direct liability on business associates. The fact sheet aims to simplify the 2013 Final Rule issued by OCR under the authority granted by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

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