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Use and Disclosure for Facility Directories Section – Ohio

SECTION 164.510(a) – As Contained in the HHS Final HIPAA Privacy Rules

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Web Page Addresses HIPAA Privacy Rule Questions on PHI disclosure

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has posted a new set of FAQs on its Web site that provide guidance on how the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to uses and disclosures of protected health information for judicial and administrative proceedings. The FAQs may be accessed from the “What’s New” column at www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa (FAQs on Disclosing PHI in Litigation).

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Free Special Report on HIPAA Final Enforcement Rule

The HIPAA final enforcement rule took effect March 16. Organizations looking for help in interpreting the new rule now have a free resource available to them.

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HIPAA Security Series

The security series of papers will provide guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the rule titled “Security Standards for the Protection Health Information”.

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance

The security series of papers will provide guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the rule titled “Security Standards for the Protection Health Information”.

For the past three years, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has surveyed healthcare privacy officers and others whose jobs relate to the HIPAA privacy function to gain an understanding of where healthcare organizations stand with regard to implementing the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The first survey results were released in April 2004, one year after the implementation of the final privacy rule. In 2005, the second annual survey looked at compliance with the privacy rule and the security rule, which went into effect on April 21, 2005.

This third annual survey revisits these areas to assess how well the industry is maintaining HIPAA privacy and security compliance as a part of the normal course of business as it moves further away from the implementation deadlines.

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HHS Regulations Complaints to the Covered Entity – §164.530(d)

As contained in the HHS Final HIPAA Privacy Rules.

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