• HHS Issues Interim Final Rule on Health Data Breaches
  • August 25, 2009 | Authors: Scott D. Patterson; Bruce D. Armon
  • Law Firms: Saul Ewing LLP - Wayne Office; Saul Ewing LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • On August 24, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") officially published its much-anticipated Interim Final Rule on Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information. HHS issued the rule to comply with a deadline in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ("HITECH") Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA").