Technical Corrections to HIPAA Omnibus Rule Released

The U.S. Department for Health & Human Services (HHS) announced it is releasing technical corrections to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule tomorrow. These technical corrections are “to address public comment received on the interim final Breach Notification Rule, and to make certain other modifications to the HIPAA Rules to improve their workability and effectiveness and to increase flexibility for and decrease burden on the regulated entities.” HHS “determined that the corrections in this final rule are minor, routine determinations in which the public would not be particularly interested, or about which the public has already been put on notice, given the context of the errors or omissions to be corrected.”

These technical corrections are scheduled to be published on June 7, 2013, but until then, you can download the pre-publication, PDF version here.

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