Health and Human Services ("HHS") Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday important new proposed rules and resources to strengthen the privacy of health information and to help all Americans understand their rights and the resources available to safeguard their personal health data.
The official release date of the new proposed rules is July 14, 2010. These are modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HIPAA"). The proposed rule is available in advance here: http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-16718_PI.pdf. (234 pages)
A summary is forthcoming and will be posted on Med Law Blog.