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avatar A Court Order Isn’t Necessarily a Court Order. What is necessary and sufficient? HIPAA &HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

HIPAA is hard to understand, even for lawyers. One of the hardest HIPAA concepts to understand and apply is the difference between necessary and sufficient .. read more

avatar DHHS Updates Guidance on Disclosures to Family Members: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Privacy Rule, in 45 CFR§ 164.510(b), permits covered entities to disclose protected health information (“PHI”) to family members and even close personal friends who .. read more

avatar Joint Commission Keeps Ban on Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In its December 2016 newsletter, the Joint Commission (formerly known as “JCAHO”) specified that its ban on the use of secure text messaging platforms for .. read more

avatar New California Breach Notification Law: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a California bill regarding breach notification, A.B. 2828, amending California Civil Code §§ 1798.29(a) and 1798.82(a) so that, .. read more

avatar Children’s Health Records and You: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Parents who have minor children have legitimate concerns about their children’s health records as used, disclosed, and maintained by their health care providers, insurers, and .. read more

avatar New Sample BAA to Consider: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Because I have a number of current California clients and past ones who may be Premium Members, I have revised my sample Business Associate Agreement .. read more

avatar Illinois Joins California in Affording More Protection to Personal Information: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May, the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq., expanding the .. read more

avatar Include Ransomware in Your Next Risk Analysis: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Alice M. McCart, J.D.

Reliable backup of data is crucial to your operations. In addition to other risks, such as power spikes or outages, fire, flood, or other natural .. read more

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