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Major Changes Proposed to HIPAA Privacy Rule

Two years after issuing a request for information seeking feedback on possible changes to HIPAA and smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced major proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The proposed changes focus on coordination of care and significant revisions to the patient right of access provisions, including shortening the timeframe to respond to patient requests for records to 15 days and permitting patients to take photos or videos of their PHI.