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Becoming HITECH: Actions Covered Entities and Business Associates Should Take Now to Comply with the Requirements of the HITECH Act

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The HITECH Act’s breach notice provisions became effective yesterday, but there are many additional features of the statute of which covered entities and business associates should be aware.  For example, the HITECH Act creates several new and potentially burdensome obligations that affect the relationship between covered entities and business associates. Because these changes are quite substantial and necessitate revisions to existing business associate agreements, covered entities and business associates should begin compliance efforts as soon as possible.  Additional comentary on the HITECH Act and implementing regulations is available here and here.

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Author: ABA Antitrust

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