Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

avatar Appendix A to the Business Associate Agreement: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Often, my office gets calls and emails asking what Appendix A is to such an agreement and what should it say. We get these questions .. read more

avatar New Mental and Behavioral NOPP in Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Some of our mental and behavioral health practitioner clients had asked for a sample notice of privacy practices (“NOPP”) that incorporates the special, more stringent .. read more

avatar Michigan Proposed Law Would Comport with HIPAA: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Michigan proposed law to amend the Mental Health Code would authorize the Department of Community Health or a community mental health services program to disclose .. read more

avatar California News re Health Information Privacy and Security and HIPAA Breach Notification Rule: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In October 2014, Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, California Department of Justice, released the California Data Breach Report. The report noted that, in the health .. read more

avatar Will HIPAA Let You Report a Suspected Ebola Case to Public Health Officials? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

If you encounter a patient that you suspect may have ebola, do you want to waste time wading through the HIPAA Privacy Rule to figure .. read more

avatar MA AG Settles Cross-border HIPAA and Breach Notification Enforcement Suit: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

So only the state attorney general in the state in which you do business can file a lawsuit against you? Right? No, wrong. A Rhode .. read more

avatar Hands-on HIPAA Compliance Workshop: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Is your organization’s HIPAA compliance lost at sea? As you may know, EMR Legal, Inc., is offering our 2-day Hands-on HIPAA Workshop October 16-17 aboard .. read more

avatar Business Associates? How Low Can You Go? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Omnibus Rule effectively made “downstream” business associates—that is, subcontractors—into business associates and thus effectively into covered entities. They are now effectively if not by .. read more

avatar Review: AHIMA Posts Excellent Article on Appropriate Use of Copy and Paste Functionality in EHRs: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You may wonder what copying and pasting has to do with HIPAA. Actually, the copy and paste functionality is an issue that certainly does have .. read more

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