• Final Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • August 12, 2003
  • Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule (the final Rule) in the Federal Register on August 14, 2002. The final Rule will be effective October 15, 2002; however, the compliance date of April 14, 2003 remains unchanged with minor exceptions. This final Rule implements some of the proposed modifications issued by HHS on March 27, 2002, or expounds upon some of those proposed modifications. Following is a summary of the significant portions of the new final Rule.