HHS Proposes Allowing Cybersecurity Donations to Doctors

October 9, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

Federal regulators are proposing a "safe harbor" that would permit hospitals to donate certain cybersecurity software and services to physicians. The move would modify the so-called Stark Law and federal anti-kickback regulations.

Reacting to the proposal, privacy and security attorney Stephen Wu of the law firm Silicon Valley Law Group notes: "In the short run, anything that can help doctors improve their cybersecurity is good. However, in the long run, you don't want doctors to be overly dependent on hospitals for their cybersecurity."

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