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Deadline for Hospitals to Update Notice of Privacy Practices Is Sept. 23
CHA has updated its model notices to comply with rule

Hospitals must update their Notice of Privacy Practices by Monday, Sept. 23, according to regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Jan. 25. The updated notice must be posted on the hospital’s website and in the facility, provided to new patients and made available to returning patients upon request. CHA has updated its model notices to comply with the rule; the CHA models are available at

In addition, HHS has developed model notices that hospitals may use as a guide in developing their own. However, the HHS model notices are not California-specific — some of the provisions conflict with stricter California law, particularly for patients being treated under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. The HHS model notices may be found at