Final HIPAA Rule: Security Statutory Authority and Direct Regulation of Business Associates

February 4, 2013. ┬áToday, we cover the security safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule, as Modified by the Final Rule: ┬áModifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act [HITECH Act] and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications of the HIPAA Rules, which was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013. ┬áThe effective date of the Final Rule is March 26, 2013, and covered entities and business associates must comply by September 23, 2013. The statutory authority for applicability of the HIPAA Security Rule is in Section 13401 of the HITECH Act (123 STAT….