HIPAA Accountability in Stimulus Bill
On page 379 of the current stimulus bill, there’s a bit about establishing a website of companies that lost patient information:
(4) POSTING ON HHS PUBLIC WEBSITE—The Secretary shall make available to the public on the Internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services a list that identifies each covered entity involved in a breach described in subsection (a) in which the unsecured protected health information of more than 500 individuals is acquired or disclosed.
I’m not sure if this passage survived the final bill, but it will be interesting if it is now law.
EDITED TO ADD (3/13): It’s law.
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