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State AGs Stepping Up HITECH Enforcement

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating his second case involving HIPAA violations this year, using again a legal authority granted to state attorneys general under the HITECH Act signed into law February 2009. Jeff Drummond, health law partner in the Dallas office of Jackson Walker LLP, says the power granted to state AGs to pursue lawsuits is a major change for HIPAA enforcement.

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