HIPAA and Medical Privacy

With the effectiveness of the privacy rules in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 2003 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Health Act (HITECH) in 2009, there are now civil and criminal penalties for anyone who mishandles or improperly transmits individually identifiable health information. Whitaker Chalk’s HIPAA attorneys regularly provide counsel and advice to our healthcare clients on these issues.