Omnibus HIPAA Final Rule
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long anticipated Omnibus HIPAA final rule which contains regulations for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). CalOHII staff will assess these regulation changes and provide guidance to State of California Departments in the future regarding their possible impact.
These slides are from a HIMSS presentation on the HIPAA New Final Omnibus Rule. You will find current information, analysis and helpful action items here: HIMSS Presentation slides.
Providers should consult their legal counsel for direction. You can find the full text at the Federal Register.
General HIPAA questions may be answered here.
Last Updated: February 19, 2013
HIPAA in Focus Newsletters
CalOHII is resuming the monthly newsletters for HIPAA in Focus. In the newsletter you will find information on HIPAA updates, Information from the Deputy Secretary, and links to CalOHII resources.
CalOHII promotes HIPAA compliance across California government entities statewide. The HIPAA pages contain summary information and link to the specific federal laws, rules, and regulations. The Policy pages contain the policies that CalOHII has developed to assist California government entities in understanding and implementing HIPAA. The Preemption pages contain information regarding the preemption of state laws as a result of HIPAA.