With the Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline right around the corner, the number of organizations that will be considered covered entities will rise. Since 2003, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has received nearly 80,000 complaints. But that number will likely increase, and organizations not accustomed to receiving investigatory letters from the OCR may be getting a surprise in the mail. In this latest installment of Privacy Perspectives, Align Technology Privacy Counsel K Royal, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, explores the steps you should take to make this “daunting” process more manageable.
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