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Legal Update

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Significantly Impacts HIPAA

12 March 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
12 March 2009 - The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), signed into law on February 17, 2009, includes significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). More specifically, Title XIII of ARRA, known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, greatly expands the HIPAA obligations of “Covered Entities” and “Business Associates.”

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  • Debra Bogo-Ernst
    T +1 312 701 7403
  • Rebecca S. Eisner
    T +1 312 701 8577
  • Jeffrey P. Taft
    T +1 202 263 3293
  • A. John P. Mancini
    T +1 212 506 2295

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