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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

April 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall

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FDA MedWatch Class I Recall 4 18 14

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine

Summary:

Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

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HHS Releases Omnibus HIPAA Rule

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) final rule.  In a press release, HHS cited enhancing patient privacy protections and patient rights to their health information as the primary reasons for the omnibus rule. 

ASA is currently analyzing the entire 563 page rule.  Some areas of preliminary interest include:

  • Adoption of a default presumption that an impermissible use or disclosure is a data breach unless it can be determined through a risk assessment that there is a low probability that data may be compromised (under HITECH breach notification requirements).
  • Implementation of the HIPAA language related to the expansion of privacy & security obligations to business associates. 
  • Strengthens the government’s enforcement authority.
  • Requires updates to the notice of privacy practices. 

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