Posted on February 19th, 2010 No comments
While many of the changes to HIPAA contained in the HITECH amendment, such as increased fines, Attorney’s General enforcement, and Health Data Breach notification came into effect already, February 18th, the law’s one year anniversary, marks a number of significant HIPAA/HITECH milestones.
Here is a sample of some that could affect the secure destruction service provider . . .
- Application of rules to, and accountability for, Business Associates. (No longer are BAs solely tied to HIPAA by the BA contract with the Covered Entity, but now, in some respects, operate essentially with all the requirements applied to Covered Entities.)
- Requirement for HHS to begin conducting mandatory audits.
- Clarification regarding which entities are required to be business associates. (Both HHS and the FTC have already identified secure destruction services as BAs in earlier guidance publications. It would difficult to see this changing)
- HHS and FTC study on privacy and security requirements for PHR vendors and applications (PHR vendors are a new type of Covered Entity under FTC jurisdiction who maintain or process health-related data as a result of offering Internet based services.)
- First annual guidance on the most effective and appropriate technical safeguards for health information. (This could go either way. When HHS issued guidance on security measures to avoid data breach, they inadvertently caused many Covered Entities to apply the wrong particle size specification. If guidance is promulgated in this new document with a similar type of reference, it will make life a bit more complicated for secure destruction services)
- HHS to implement a health information privacy educational initiative
- Clarification regarding the ability to impose criminal penalties against individuals
Posted on December 28th, 2009 1 comment
Secure Mobile On-Site / Off-Site Document Shredding Company – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
MicroShred, South Florida, is a leader in providing mobile shredding services in Fort Lauderdale, FL. From small personal shredding services to large corporate document destruction services, we can come to you at your location, and confidentially destroy all personal / business information under your supervision. Our services include scheduled shredding, annual shredding, off-site document destruction, commercial non-paper shredding, medical record shredding, legal document destruction, and financial paper shredding. Demand for confidential shredding is at an all time high – fear of identity theft and new rules and regulations require businesses to properly dispose of sensitive information. The quickest and best way to maintain your secure identity would be to shred documents promptly and professionally. Protect yourself from risky business in Fort Lauderdale!
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Fort Lauderdale On-Site Scheduled Route Service –
Daily, weekly, monthly, and semimonthly (or, biweekly) scheduled paper and commercial shredding services are available in South Florida. With this program, several sizes of stylish and office friendly shred bins are provided at no charge to easily store, lock and secure all sensitive materials designated for shredding.
Fort Lauderdale Off-Site Shredding Service –
While our core business is mobile / on-site document destruction, we will provide off-site shredding services at no extra charge when a client requests it.
Fort Lauderdale Occasional Purge / Annual Shredding Service –
For those requiring annual, one-time or occasional shredding services, we offer a specially priced purge program in the South Florida area.
Fort Lauderdale Excess or Rejected Inventory –
We can protect your South Florida company from possible theft by destroying inventory that is overstocked, damaged or outdated. Products such as uniforms, labels, CD’s, plastic ID cards, etc can be easily destroyed.
Fort Lauderdale Financial Record Shredding –
MicroShred can handle all your financial record shredding needs in the South Florida area. Utilizing truck-mounted powerful industrial shredders, we provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly confidential documents and other materials. Our mobile shredding units come to your South Florida location and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.
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Did you know that medical records are one of the primary targets for identity thieves? Thieves can steal your identity to get health services or insurance under your name. And just like your credit history, it’s important to keep track of your medical records, shredding any copies of them the second you’re done.
Fort Lauderdale Legal Document Shredding –
It’s a well-established fact that attorneys who deal with their clients’ financial activities fall under the mandated provisions of the Financial Modernization Act of 1999 – better known as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, or GLB. If your practice menu includes real estate closings, financial planning, or estate planning – or if you represent a client in any other financial area – you fall under GLB guidelines.Business Security, Identity Theft, Recycling, Shredding FL Shredding, Florida Shredding, Fort Lauderdale Excess or Rejected Inventory, Fort Lauderdale Financial Record Shredding, Fort Lauderdale Legal Document Shredding, Fort Lauderdale Medical Record Shredding, Fort Lauderdale Occasional Purge / Annual Shredding Service, Fort Lauderdale Off-Site Shredding Service, Fort Lauderdale On-Site Scheduled Route Service, Shred Florida, Shred It, Shredding Ft. Lauderdale, Shredding Service Fort Lauderdale, Shredding Services Florida
Posted on July 29th, 2008 No comments
Any company contracting a document destruction service should require that the organization issue them a signed testimonial, documenting the method of destruction, date of destruction and reference number for the destruction certifying that proper destruction procedures were met. The “certificate of destruction”, as it is commonly referred, is an important legal record of compliance with a retention schedule. It does not, however, effectively transfer the responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the materials to the contractor. MicroShred will issue a Certificate of Destruction after the material has been destroyed.