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HITECH Final Rule Makes Significant Changes to and Provides Key Clarifications on HIPAA Rules

February 07, 2013

Behnam Dayanim

The recently released HITECH Final Rule imposes various new requirements on covered entities and business associates in dealing with protected health information. It also expands the definition of “business associates” subject to the rule. Our summary highlights certain key changes and clarifications set forth in the Final Rule, as well as modifications to the contents of business associate agreements imposed by the Final Rule.

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