Timelines of important dates relating to HIPAA Compliance:

 

May 23, 2008 Standard Unique Health Identifier for Healthcare Providers for small health plan (less than 5 million dollars in annual revenues)
May 23, 2007 Standard Unique Health Identifier for Healthcare Providers for most covered entities
April 21, 2006 SECURITY – Compliance deadline (small health plans)
August 1, 2005 EMPLOYER IDENTIFIER STANDARD – Compliance deadline (small health plans)
May 23, 2005 Standard Unique Health Identifier for Healthcare Providers Application available @CMS
April 21, 2005 SECURITY – Compliance deadline (for all covered entities except small health plans)
July 30, 2004 EMPLOYER IDENTIFIER STANDARD – Compliance deadline (for all covered entities except small health plans)
April 14, 2004 PRIVACY – Compliance deadline (small health plans)
October 16, 2003 Transactions & Code Sets – Compliance deadline (all covered entities who filed for an extension and small health plans)
April 16, 2003 Transactions & Code Sets – deadline for starting software and systems testing
April 14, 2003 PRIVACY – Compliance deadline (for all covered entities except small health plans)
13-Feb-03 SECURITY FINAL RULE – date of publication
13-Feb-03 ADDENDUM to TRANSACTIONS & CODE SETS FINAL RULE – date of publication
16-Oct-02 Transaction and Code Sets – deadline for compliance or request for one-year extension
31-May-02 Employer Identifier Standard Final Rule Published
28-Dec-00 Privacy Final Rule Published
August 17, 2000 Transaction and Code Sets Final Rule Published
21-Aug-96 HIPAA becomes law