HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline: February 29

February 18, 2016

February 29, 2016, is the deadline for providing notification to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding breaches of unsecured protected health information that were discovered in the 2015 calendar year and that affected fewer than 500 individuals.

Each breach requires its own notification, which must be submitted electronically. A description of the notification requirements and the electronic submission form can be found here.

Please contact McGuireWoods if you need assistance in complying with this deadline or if you have any other questions related to HIPAA.