Wednesday, October 08, 2008

California Health Data Privacy and Security Bills Signed

Last week two new California data privacy and security bills were signed into law. Senate Bill 541 and Assembly Bill 211 set new breach disclosure standards and require security controls for preventing unauthorized access to patient data.

I previously posted about the bills before they were finalized. Computer World, "New health care privacy laws heighten need for HIPAA compliance in California," provides background and a good overview on the scope of the laws with great links to additional information.

Those who do health care business in California should take a close look at these new laws.

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