HIPAA Updates: Hurry Up!, Senator Al Franken at a Senate hearing
This is the most notable in a series of public statements urging HHS to issue the updates including the ones listed in the NPRM from July 2010. In July of 2011 Susan McAndrew stated that it would be "weeks not months" and that it would be out by the end of the year or she would be out by the end of the year. I hope she is really taking it that seriously because literally millions of business associates and sub-contractors are delaying because of the delay in enforcement announced in February of 2010. If you can write a 234 page NPRM in July of 2010 there is no excuse for not having the final rule 18 months later.
I would hope that this chorus of voices including Senator Al Franken and a Senate hearing would prod HHS into action. Here is the link to the full story: