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PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 10, 2010

Changing HIPAA compliance requirements should be commanding the attention of covered entities and business associates, writes Allison Tumilty of Leonard Street & Deinard. Tumilty cites new breach notification requirements, increased fines and the extension of privacy and security rules to "business associates," which take effect on February 17, as reasons to take notice. "If you are a covered entity or a business associate, you should review your agreements to make sure they are in line with the new statutory requirements," Tumilty writes, adding that parties "may also want to revisit notification and indemnification provisions in these agreements in light of these new requirements." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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