The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996. The intent behind the HIPPA law is to protect the privacy of every medical record and to strengthen each individuals' access to and control over their personal health records.
HIPPA has been updated several times over the years including through the HITECH act of 2009, which increased penalties for non-compliance and imposed stringent requirements for data breach and through the final Omnibus Rule of 2013, which strengthened privacy protection to its greatest level yet.
This release covers all of the aspects of the law and its updates so that your employees stay in compliance.
A TABC release