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State Attorney Generals Have Workshops in HIPAA Enforcement

The Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights will be conducting a series of workshops to help educate and train state Attorney Generals in enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 2009 (HIPAA).  These workshops will include reviews of HIPAA and state privacy laws and the new enforcement role of the Attorney Generals as promulgated under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

These workshops are part of a larger plan to increase awareness about HIPAA compliance and enforcement.  Experts anticipate an increase in HIPAA related enforcement activity in the coming months.  To discuss possible improvements to your current compliance program, or to develop a new program, contact a Wachler & Associates Attorney at 248-544-0888.

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