When will covered entities have to meet the HIPAA Privacy standards?

Thank you for reading our HIPAA Privacy FAQ posts which are intended to help you understand and comply with the HIPAA laws

As Congress required in HIPAA, most covered entities have two full years from the date that the regulation took effect – or, until April 14, 2003 – to come into compliance with these standards. Under the law, small health plans will have three full years – or, until April 14, 2004 – to come into compliance.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will provide assistance to help covered entities prepare to comply with the rule. OCR maintains a Web site with information on the new regulation, including guidance for industry, such as these frequently asked questions, at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/.

Also, learn more about how we may help you become compliant with HIPAA Security Standards with our HIPAA Security Assessment ToolKit™ and HIPAA compliance software tool.

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