Fifth Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable

November 8, 2012 at 4:00pm7:00pm
New Haven Lawn Whitney Haven, CT

HIPAA Enforcement Initiatives and Actions
Featuring Representatives from the Office for Civil Rights
and the Connecticut Attorney General's Privacy Task Force

Registration: 4:00 pm
Program: 4:30 pm
Reception: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Roundtable panelists:

  • Linda Sanches, Senior Advisor, Health Information Privacy, Office for Civil Rights
  • Matthew Fitzsimmons, Assistant Attorney General and Chair of Attorney General's Privacy Task Force
  • Thomas Ryan, Assistant Attorney General and member of Attorney General's Privacy Task Force focused on HIPAA matters

Program moderator:

  • Michelle DeBarge, Health Care Partner and Chair of the HIPAA Practice Group, Wiggin and Dana LLP

Topics to be discussed:

  • The Connecticut Attorney General's (AG's) and Office for Civil Rights' (OCR's) enforcement efforts and how federal and state authorities coordinate their respective enforcement activities
  • OCR's pilot audit project and planned future audit initiatives
  • Status of enforcement concerning business associates
  • OCR's and AG's complaint and investigation process, including complaint intake, investigation, and resolution, and a discussion of the types of complaints and findings likely to yield sanctions
  • Examples of "do's and don'ts" and tips for responding to governmental investigations and/or OCR audits
  • The interplay between federal and state privacy requirements in addressing complaints or compliance concerns
  • HIPAA and state law breach notification requirements
  • OCR's and AG's expectations regarding how covered entities and business associates handle and investigate breaches, including breach notification
  • Special compliance concerns in connection with electronic medical records and health information exchanges

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