Proposed Rule Coming Soon
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.March 3, 2010
A proposed rule regarding business associate (BA) provisions in the HITECH Act will be released soon, reports HealthLeaders Media. A lawyer at the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights conveyed that the rule will come "shortly" and will provide more details on the anticipated compliance date, the report states. HITECH required that BAs come into compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule and certain provisions of the privacy rule by February 17.