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American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Significantly Impacts HIPAA
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), signed into law on February 17, 2009, includes significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). More specifically, Title XIII of ARRA, known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, greatly expands the HIPAA obligations of "Covered Entities" and "Business Associates."
United States
 
14 Mar 2009
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FDA Issues Final Rule Requiring Bar Codes
On February 25, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations requiring "bar codes" on most prescription drugs and certain over-the-counter drugs (the Final Rule). By promulgating this Final Rule, the FDA hopes to reduce the number of medication errors in hospitals and other health care settings by allowing health care professionals to use bar code scanning equipment to verify that the right drug (in the right dose and right route of administration) is being given to the
United States
7 Sep 2004
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