Privacy, security rule update coming soon—honest.
The Office for Civil Rights at HHS is about to release its omnibus final rule on health information technology privacy and security—this time for sure.
“Stay tuned,” said Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights, in a recent telephone interview. His office is the chief federal enforcement agency of privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the lead rule writer for HHS of the HIPAA privacy and security rule amendments required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
“Stay really tuned,” Rodriguez said. “I would really watch closely in the coming weeks.”
But haven't we seen this movie?
Back in March 2012, the civil rights office shipped off its ARRA-mandated privacy and security rule update to the White House for what was then believed to have been only a perfunctory once-over by its Office of Management and Budget before its imminent release.
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