HHS Hopes to Tackle Long-Stalled Regulatory Tasks


Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

The Department of Health and Human Services' privacy and security regulatory priorities for the rest of this year include tackling some long-stalled projects.

Some of the items listed on HHS' regulatory agenda for the second half of 2020 have appeared on its to-do list for years. That includes carrying out a 2009 HITECH Act requirement calling for HHS' Office for Civil Rights to implement a HIPAA rule for the "accounting of disclosures" of electronic heath information.

Revisiting Delayed Rule
HHS' Office for Civil Rights first issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for an accounting of disclosures rule in 2011, but that was met with mostly negative feedback. That's mainly because the proposal contained an...

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