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DHHS Published Interim Final Rule on Breach Notification Regulations
CHA Privacy Manual updated to help hospitals understand and implement new requirements

On Aug. 24, DHHS published its interim final rule regarding breach notification requirements for hospitals and other HIPAA covered entities. To help hospitals understand and implement the new requirements, CHA updated chapter 12, “Breaches,” of the California Health Information Privacy Manual to include all the details of the new federal requirements as well as the existing state requirements. A copy of the revised chapter was mailed to all existing manual users and is included in any new orders.