NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. § 160.104 Effective dates of a modification to a standard or implementation specification.

11/03/1999

The Secretary may modify a standard or implementation specification after the first year in which the standard or implementation specification is required to be used, but not more frequently than once every 12 months. If the Secretary adopts a modification to a standard or implementation specification, the implementation date of the modified standard or implementation specification may be no earlier than 180 days following the adoption of the modification. The Secretary will determine the actual date, taking into account the time needed to comply due to the nature and extent of the modification. The Secretary may extend the time for compliance for small health plans.