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First Substitute S.B. 227
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Health Code related to the Medicaid program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . requires certain health care providers that enter into a provider agreement with the
13 state Medicaid program to purchase insurance that would cover a health data
14 breach; and
15 . specifies certain coverage requirements that must be maintained by the provider.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 26-18-17, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 26-18-17 is enacted to read:
26 26-18-17. Medicaid provider -- Data breach insurance.
27 (1) (a) Beginning July 1, 2013, a health care provider that has or enters into a provider
28 agreement with the state Medicaid program, and has received at least $50,000 in payment from
29 Medicaid in the preceding 12 months, shall purchase an insurance policy that insures the health
30 care provider for losses incurred as a result of a data breach of electronic medical records
31 stored or accessed by the provider.
32 (b) The data breach insurance required by Subsection (1)(a) shall include coverage for:
33 (i) compliance with data breach notification laws;
34 (ii) securing legal counsel to advise on incident response;
35 (iii) providing credit file monitoring to victims;
36 (iv) hiring forensic experts to investigate the breach, if appropriate;
37 (v) paying regulatory defense for privacy law violations; and
38 (vi) legal liabilities arising from failure to comply with data breach notification laws or
39 privacy policies or to administer a government-mandated identity theft prevention program.
40 (2) The requirements of Subsection (1) may be satisfied by a medical malpractice
41 policy purchased by a health care provider that includes coverage for the consequences of a
42 data breach.
43 (3) The health care provider shall keep the insurance policy required by Subsection (1)
44 in effect during the period of time in which the provider has a provider agreement with the state
45 Medicaid program.
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