HIPAA Compliance deadline?

kkielty

Guest
Hi all,

Is there a deadline for when you need to be HIPAA compliant? Is the government actively auditing people now or do they just audit you if there is a report of a data breach?

Kevin
 

petronella

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Kevin,

Yes, the HIPAA compliance deadline was on 09/23/13. The office of civil rights is randomly auditing covered entities and business associates. The do not only audit a practice if there’s a breach. However, when there’s a breach, there are breach reporting laws that must be followed. Failure to report and follow the law will result in steeper fines!
 
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