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“What Non-Health Care Lawyers Need to Know about HIPAA”

Best Lawyers® By Sarah E. Coyne

Below is an excerpt:

The privacy and security regulations under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have evolved into a long and winding regulatory road with more hurdles to come, as some of the rules are not yet promulgated.

Because this law unfolded in pieces, including its scope and applicability, there are many entities outside the health care industry that are (perhaps unwittingly) “on the hook” for HIPAA compliance, and their steadfast corporate counsel may have no idea either.