HIPAA Privacy and Security

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Stevens & Lee assists health care providers and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), as well as the entities and individuals that do business with covered entities in understanding and complying with the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules and applicable state privacy and confidentiality requirements.

We counsel clients on a wide range of contractual, compliance and operational concerns related to the privacy and security of individual health records and the implementation of electronic records systems. Our work for health care clients regarding HIPAA, HITECH and privacy and security of health information includes:

  • Gap analysis assessment and evaluation of compliance with privacy and security rules
  • Consultations relating to appropriate disclosures of protected health information
  • Development of comprehensive HIPAA/HITECH policies and procedures
  • Development of forms, such as Notices of Privacy Practices and authorizations/consents
  • Developing training and education programs for managers and employees
  • Assessments of business arrangements involving health information
  • Drafting and negotiation of Business Associate Agreements and amendments
  • Consultation and assessment of security incidents and potential breaches
  • Consultation and assistance with breach notification and reporting obligations
  • Responding to patient complaints
  • Responding to government inquiries and investigations
  • Issues associated with electronic health records
  • Contracting for electronic health records
  • Providing guidance and assistance with conducting the risk analysis required under the Security Rule
  • Records retention and document management assistance

Christina Burke

Counsel

cbu@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6351

Harriet Franklin

Shareholder

hf@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6014

E. Thomas Henefer

Shareholder

eth@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2223

Daniel J. Hennessey

Shareholder

djh@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6011

Reading: 610.478.2093

John M. Hogan

Shareholder

jho@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6013

Charles M. Honart

Shareholder

cmh@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6017

Joanne M. Judge

Shareholder

jmj@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.209.5866

Reading: 610.478.2226

Richard J. King

Shareholder

rjk@stevenslee.com

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Wilmington: 302.425.3303

Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall, III

Vice Chairman

chip.marshall@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1240

Walter P. McEvilly, Jr.

Of Counsel

wpm@stevenslee.com

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Wilmington: 302.425.3300

Kirsten McAuliffe Raleigh

Shareholder

kmr@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6015

Chelsea C. Stine

Associate

csti@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6353

Thomas M. Tammany

Shareholder

tmt@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.5339

Valley Forge: 610.205.6342

Catherine Reese Urban

Shareholder

cru@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6021

Stephanie A. Wilhelm

Associate

sawi@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6022

Wilmington: 302.425.3301

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