Understanding the New HITECH Act Proposed Rule

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Join us for this webcast as Morgan Lewis FDA and Healthcare partner Reece Hirsch provides an overview of the Proposed Rule, which will affect a wide range of businesses providing services to the healthcare industry.

On July 14, the Department of Health and Human Services published a notice of proposed rulemaking that introduces important new changes to the HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement regulations, implementing the provisions of the Health Information Technology for Clinical Health Act (the HITECH Act).

The rule will apply to all HIPAA-covered entities, including new requirements in the areas of marketing, fundraising, sale of health information, research authorizations, and privacy notices.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Overview of the HITECH Act Proposed Rule
  • New obligations of business associates and their subcontractors
  • Transition period for amendment of business associate agreements
  • New limitations on marketing paid for by third parties
  • New patient rights regarding access to electronic PHI
  • Changes to notice privacy practices

Tuesday, August 24
12:00 p.m.-1 p.m. ET

To register, please use the above registration link. For more information, please contact David Yeary at 650.843.7840 or dyeary@morganlewis.com.

CA MCLE Credit:
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) hour of General Education per webcast. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Provider No. 4730, certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.