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February 8, 2023

HIPAA Update Webinar

February 8, 2023 12:30 – 1:30

HIPAA & 42 CFR Part 2 Update” 

 

Federal privacy law and enforcement is in constant flux, and providers need to stay on top of the most recent developments or risk audits and penalties. Join us for a Webinar on February 8th at 12:30 when privacy attorney Helen Oscislawski will provide attendees with an update of what they need to be aware of, including:

 

  • HHS recently-released HIPAA Guidance concerning Online Tracking Technologies. Meta/Facebook and Google Analytics, and providers who used such technologies, are embroiled in class action lawsuits stemming from these technologies causing health care provider organizations to unwittingly expose patients’ PHI to third parties. OCR is also actively evaluating covered entities for their HIPAA compliance regarding such technologies.  
  • Is your practice using telehealth? Learn how to stay in compliance with HIPAA’s Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules after OCR’s “enforcement discretion,” which only lasts for the duration of the COVID public health emergency (PHE), is no longer in effect.  
  • OCR continues to focus its HIPAA enforcement on violations stemming from improper denials to requests for PHI access by patients and their personal representatives – in fact, in 2022, dentists and physicians were among those who faced civil monetary penalties for violations of HIPAA’s right of access provision. In addition, the new Information Blocking also prohibits a provider from unreasonably interfering with access to electronic health information.
  • New amendments to the 42 CFR Part 2 regulations were adopted 2017, 2018, and 2020. Then, in March of 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act which amended the underlying enabling federal statute 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2 for the first time since 1975 and attempted to better align Part 2 and HIPAA’s standards.  On November 28, 2022, SAMHSA, the federal agency responsible for the 42 CFR Part 2 rules, finally fulfilled its duty under the CARES Act and released a proposed new rule which moves the needle towards amending the 42 CFR Part 2 regulations in alignment with the CARES Act.

 

Helen will also review all of the new resources and compliance tools that are available to all POHMS members (for free!) through her compliance library, Legal HIE.

This event is for POHMS members only. 

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