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Privacy Breach Reports Due March 1

Federal law requires hospitals and other HIPAA-covered entities to report all 2013 privacy breaches affecting fewer than 500 patients to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by March 1. Breaches affecting 500 or more patients should have been reported at the time of the incident. Information on how to report breaches may be found at www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule.

CHA’s California Health Information Privacy Manual contains a complete discussion of state and federal health information privacy laws, including breach notification rules. For more information, or to order the manual, visit www.calhospital.org/publications.

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