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HIPAA or The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. It protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs & established a national standard for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. HIPAA provides the Right to Privacy to individuals from age 12 through 18. The provider must have a signed disclosure from the affected before giving out any information on provided health care to anyone, including parents. These standards are meant to improve the efficiency of this nation’s health care system by encouraging the use of electronic data interchange safely within the U.S. health care system.

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR“) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS“) adopted this update to the USA’s existing volumes of HIPAA Law and HI TECH Law. The Final Rule or final HIPAA omnibus rule (78 Fed. Reg. 5566) has some important modifications to HIPAA as we know it. They are required to begin functioning within your workplace, beginning March 26, 2013.

Additional HIPAA Requirements for 2013…

As of March 26, 2013 all U.S. Workplaces need to have an additional HIPAA knowledge on the new HIPAA Omnibus Rules. Click here for more information on the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule Standards and Protocols. Dental Enhancements offers HIPAA Omnibus Rule Training & Manuals. Click here for our HIPAA Omnibus Rule offerings.

Useful HIPAA Websites to Link to…

This informative link provides information on “The New Rule: and how it protects patient privacy, secures health information:

PDF version of the Final Rule HIPAA Omnibus Rule: