.20 Relationship to Federal Rules.

Irrespective of whether a licensee is subject to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy rule as promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information", if a licensee complies with all requirements of the federal rule except for its effective date provision, the licensee is not subject to the provisions of Regulations .17—.19 of this chapter.