HHS interim rule means tougher penalties for HIPAA violations
This article was originally published in SRA
The US Department of Health and Human Services has put out for comment an interim final rule that would impose tougher penalties for violating federal provisions designed to prevent the misuse of personal health information1. Under the rule, penalties could be imposed on “covered entities” (ie health plans, healthcare providers or healthcare clearinghouses), including clinical investigators. The rule will take effect on 30 November, with the comment period running until 29 December.