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OCR Publishes Audit Program Protocol for HITECH.

The Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) issued a HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audit Program & Protocol. This is a searchable tool on the OCR website which lists each compliance obligation and audit protocols that should be addressed or reviewed by Covered Entities, Business Associates and auditors. See: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/audit/index.html.

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