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Health Breaches Must Be Reported in Five Days

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 21, 2010

HealthLeaders Media reports on the new Connecticut requirement that insurers and their agents inform the state insurance commissioner within five calendar days of discovering a breach. The requirement is stricter than California's five-working-days policy, which is considered the toughest in the nation, the report states. A spokesperson for the Connecticut Insurance Department said the notification requirement is in response to "some recent data breaches which were not reported in what we believe to be a timely manner."
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