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Public Comment Period Extended to 10/5 | Implementing the HIPAA Security Rule: Draft NIST SP 800-66, Rev. 2

 The public comment period has been extended for the initial public draft of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-66r2 (Revision 2), Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide. The new comment deadline is October 5, 2022.

The HIPAA Security Rule specifically focuses on protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI), as defined by the Security Rule. All HIPAA-regulated entities must comply with the requirements of the Security Rule.

This draft:

  • Includes a brief overview of the HIPAA Security Rule

  • Provides guidance for regulated entities on assessing and managing risks to ePHI

  • Identifies typical activities that a regulated entity might consider implementing as part of an information security program

  • Lists additional resources that regulated entities may find useful in implementing the Security Rule

Please submit comments to [email protected] through October 5, 2022.See the publication details for a copy of the draft and instructions for submitting comments.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page v of this draft. For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy – Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.

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