Assumed Compliance with HIPAA

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Professor Tovino recently submitted her latest article, "Assumed Compliance," for publication. In "Assumed Compliance," Professor Tovino carefully reviews academic, industry, and government studies assessing compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules and challenges prior scholars’ implied assumptions regarding the relationship between regulation and compliance in the context of health data privacy and security. Professor Tovino concludes by proposing amendments to pending federal bills, including Senator Klobuchar's Protecting Personal Health Data Act and Senator Cassidy's Smartwatch Data Act.

The spring semester has been a busy one for Professor Tovino. In January and February, she gave talks at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Penn State Bioethics, Penn State Law, and Seton Hall Law. In April and June, Professor Tovino will give talks at Stetson Law, Stanford Law, University of Pennsylvania Medicine, and Columbia University Division of Ethics. In January, Professor Tovino was elected Secretary of the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care, Secretary of the AALS Section on Biolaw, Secretary of the AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability, Treasurer of the AALS Section on Law and the Humanities, and Executive Committee member of the AALS Section on Teaching Methods. In Fall 2020, Professor Tovino will move to the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she will teach Mental Health Law, Health Law I, and Health Law II.