HIPAA Compliance Plan
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Make sure you are Omnibus Rule Compliant: HIPAA Privacy Checklist.

Sec. 13409. Clarification of Application of Wrongful Disclosures Criminal Penalties.

Section 1177(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d–6(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘‘For purposes of the previous sentence, a person (including an employee or other individual) shall be considered to have obtained or disclosed individually identifiable health information in violation of this part if the information is maintained by a covered entity (as defined in the HIPAA privacy regulation described in section 1180(b)(3)) and the individual obtained or disclosed such information without authorization.’’.

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