OCR official predicts HIPAA and HITECH privacy rules by early 2011

10/25/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

Privacy rules under HIPAA and HITECH could be published by the end of 2010 or by early next year, according to a senior official in the Office for Civil Rights. The "harm threshold" remains an issue, with some in Congress against the provision and supporters saying that issuing breach notification reports for "harmless" incidents would be overly burdensome.

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