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February 2013

 
 

Breaking Down the HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 4 of 5

Uses and Disclosures of PHI under the Final Rule

Changes Related to Marketing, Research, Fundraising and the Sale of Protected Health Information and Other Significant Changes

 

The final HIPAA omnibus rule published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013 (the Final Rule) made a few changes to the Breach Notification Rule, which was implemented by an interim final rule shortly after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and became effective September 23, 2009 (the Interim Final Rule). Most significantly, the Final Rule altered the definition of "breach" – which will reshape how Covered Entities and Business Associates determine their breach notification obligations in the future.

The purpose of this e-alert is to (i) discuss the Final Rule's modifications to the Breach Notification Rule; and (ii) suggest some action items to comply with the Breach Notification Rule (as modified by the Final Rule) by September 23, 2013 -- the required compliance date.

I.

Modifications Related to the Use and Disclosure of PHI for Marketing Purposes

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II.

Modifications Related to the Use and Disclosure of PHI for Research Purposes

 

 

A.

Compound Authorizations Permitted

B.

Authorizations for Future Research Permitted

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III.

Modifications Related to the Use of PHI for Fundraising Purposes

 

 

A.

Opportunity to Opt-Out of Communications

B.

Expanded Types of PHI Permissibly Used For Fundraising Communications

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IV.

The Prohibition on the Sale of PHI

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V.

Modifications to the Breach Notification Rule

 

 

A.

Use and Disclosure of a Decedent's PHI

B.

Disclosure of Immunization Records to Schools

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To conclude, the revisions to the HIPAA Privacy Rule resulting from the Final Rule that are related to the use and disclosure of PHI for marketing, research, and fundraising purposes, and the prohibition on the sale of PHI are all very fact and circumstance specific. To determine how and to the extent such modifications will affect the operations of a Covered Entity or Business Associate, all arrangements that potentially implicate such requirements should be reviewed and modified for compliance purposes prior to September 23, 2013.

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