[ Tuesday, January 14, 2003 ]


According to Phoenix Healthcare's newsletters: "The Final Rules on the "HIPAA Security Standards" and "Modification to Standards for Electronic Transactions and Code Sets" were received by the White House Office of Management & Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB/OIRA) yesterday for review. Final clearance takes between two weeks and 90 days, at which point, the final version of the regulations are placed on display at the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, DC, and then published in the Federal Register."

So, we may see the Security Standards before the Privacy Standards become final. However, I had heard that the OMB had already had the Security Standards previously, and they were taken back by HHS; that might've just been a rumor, though.

Certainly AHIMA is hot on the trail of the Security Standards. They wrote a letter to HHS requiring them to get the security regs out. You can read more about the issue here, and can read AHIMA's letter here.

Jeff [4:54 PM]

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