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CHA Webinar to Compare HIPAA/HITECH Rule to State Privacy Laws
Still time to register for Wednesday event

California’s laws are sometimes more stringent than their federal counterparts, and providers are often confused about which laws to follow. A recent case in point is the federal HIPAA/HITECH final rule. To help providers compare the new federal rule to existing state laws and explain how to stay compliant, CHA will hold a webinar Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT). The webinar will review breach notification, uses and disclosures of protected health information, patient rights, and business associate requirements. Program presenters include Peggy Nakamura, RN, JD, DFASHRM, CPHRM, vice president, chief risk officer and associate counsel of Adventist Health and Lois Richardson, CHA vice president of privacy and legal publications/education. For more information or to register, visit