While health care providers generally understand the need to maintain the confidentiality of patient information, it is often difficult to understand and comply with the nuances and complexities of HIPAA’s Privacy, Security and Breach Notification rules, federal regulations protecting the confidentiality of information related to substance abuse treatment (42 CFR Part 2) and state confidentiality laws. The attorneys at Wachler & Associates have advised clients on HIPAA compliance and related patient privacy issues since the publication of the original HIPAA Privacy Rule in 2000. Our HIPAA compliance attorneys have also counseled clients on the necessary changes required by the amendments to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules that resulted from the HITECH Act and the Final Omnibus Rule, as well as the Breach Notification Rule. Whether you are a business associate or a covered entity, we can assist with the development of HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification policies and procedures, as well as conducting and documenting the risk assessment and risk management processes. Our attorneys are also available to consult on HIPAA compliance issues as they arise, such as assisting in determining whether a requested disclosure is permissible or assessing whether a breach notification is required.