• HHS Issues Final Privacy Rule
  • May 14, 2003
  • Law Firm: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Office
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Final Rule implementing various changes to the federal health privacy regulations on August 9, 2002. The privacy regulations set forth requirements for uses and disclosures of health information by hospitals, pharmacies, physicians and other providers of health care services, health plans (including employer health plans) and clearinghouses for health care information (collectively, covered entities).