Report 2012 HIPAA Small Breaches by Friday, 3/1

by Ann F. Triebsch

Friday, March 1, is the deadline for HIPAA covered entities to report to HHS small breaches of unsecured protected health information that occurred in 2012.  A small breach includes less than 500 individuals.  Affected individuals must be notified within 60 days of the breach’s discovery, but the breach also must be reported to HHS within 60 days of the close of that calendar year, or by March 1of the following year.  To file a report, follow this link.

Leave a reply. Please note that although this blog may be helpful in informing clients and others who have an interest in information privacy and security, it is not intended to be legal advice. The information on this blog also should not be relied upon to form an attorney-client relationship.

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