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State AGs to Get HIPAA Training

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 15, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights will take to the road this spring, traveling to four cities to offer state attorneys general training on how to file a HIPAA federal civil lawsuit, Gov Info Security reports. OCR will hold events in Dallas, Atlanta, Washington and San Francisco in order to help ensure "that state attorneys general will be better prepared to carry out their new authority under the HITECH Act in enforcing HIPAA," said OCR Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy Susan McAndrew. After the regional meetings, OCR will offer computer-based training.
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