NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. a. Principles for achieving compliance.

11/03/1999

Proposed § 164.522(a) would establish the principle that the Secretary will seek the cooperation of covered entities in obtaining compliance. Section 164.522(a)(2) provides that the Secretary could provide technical assistance to covered entities to help them come into compliance with this subpart. It is clearly in the interests of both the covered entities and the individuals they serve to minimize the costs of compliance with the privacy standards. To the extent that the Department could facilitate this by providing technical assistance, it would endeavor to do so.