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Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule Delayed

Posted in Rulemaking

Still waiting.

The White House Ofice of Management and Budget (“OMB”) has extended its review of the final omnibus HIPAA rule, validating recent comments indicating that further delay was likely.  As we reported back in March, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rigths submitted the final omnibus rule for review by OMB, which typically takes 90 days.  Now that this review period has passed, late summer appears to be the time frame du jour.  We will continue to monitor any developments and report on them as they occur.