Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


Published February 20, 2003
(See Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 34 pp. 8334-8381) 
Compliance Date April 20, 2005 

The Security Rule requires administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information (PHI). The Security Rule requires covered entities to implement detailed safeguards to protect electronic PHI from unauthorized access, alteration, deletion, and transmission. For assistance in complying with the HIPAA Security Regulations, the Medical Society has entered into an agreement with PrivaPlan who has developed a program that will help physicians comply with the complex security regulations. As part of the agreement, PrivaPlan will offer a significant discount to MSSNY members.