Update on Privacy and Security Issues for Retail Pharmacies

    November 2011
    In this white paper, the Squire Sanders health care team addresses recent developments regarding data privacy and implications for health care providers with a particular focus on retail pharmacies. The overview covers topics such as data mining, enhanced enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (including at the state attorney general level), breach notification requirements and new HIPAA regulations.  Also included are illustrations of the rise in HIPAA complaints and investigations in recent years, as well as a list of HIPAA issues encountered by retail pharmacies.