California’s New Consumer Privacy Act and Related Federal Laws


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

In 2018, Colorado and California made significant changes to their state laws related to personally identifiable information and protected health information. Additionally, the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 led to the December 2018 publication of The Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (“HICP”). The purpose of this webinar to for attorneys to appreciate how Colorado House Bill 18-1128 changed the procedures that Colorado businesses must follow, how these are distinct from HIPAA, as well as the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, officially called AB-375, which becomes effective January 1, 2020.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Cybersecurity Act of 2015
•   Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (“HICP”)
•   Colorado House Bill 18-1128
•   California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, officially called AB-375

Date / Time: April 2, 2019

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Original Broadcast Date: April 2, 2019

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA is a Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX).

Ms. Rose has a unique background, having worked in many different facets of healthcare, securities, international law and business throughout her career including: work in acute care hospitals including the operating room and dietary departments; consultative work as a top performing representative for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry; work for the Chairman of the Reform and Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill; intern at the Department of Health and Human Services; and compiling policy papers at the Royal College of Nursing in London. She has worked on Wall Street and at one of the Big Four consulting firms.

Prior to opening her law firm, she was Director of Business Development and Assistant General Counsel for a healthcare advisory company. She advises, publishes and presents on a variety of healthcare and securities topics including: Dodd-Frank, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, physician reimbursement, ICD-10, access to care, anti-kickback and Stark laws, international comparative healthcare laws, and the HIPAA/the HITECH Act. Her practice focuses on a variety of cybersecurity, health care, corporate and securities law issues related to industry compliance, transactional work and Dodd-Frank/False Claims Act whistleblower claims, which remain under seal.

Ms. Rose holds an MBA with minors in healthcare and entrepreneurship from Vanderbilt University, and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated with various honors, including the National Scribes Award and The William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. She has been named as one of the 2017 Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine for healthcare and The National Women Trial Lawyers – Top 25. Ms. Rose also serves on the Executive Board of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Rose is licensed in Texas.

Currently, she is on the Executive Committee of the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Section and a member of the Government Relations Committee, the co-editor of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Entities (2nd Edition) and Vice-chair of the Distance Learning Committee for the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association, as well as a co-author of the book The ABCs of ACOs and What Are International Business Considerations? Ms. Rose is an Affiliated Member with the Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, where she teaches bioethics.

Ms. Rose is also involved in a variety of not-for-profit endeavors. She performs pro-bono legal work for veterans through the Houston Bar Association, has served Vanderbilt University in a variety of capacities including past-president of the Houston Alumni Chapter and current Alumni Council Member, and UNICEF SW Regional Board Member. Ms. Rose has also served on the Auction Committee for the March of Dimes Chef’s Gala 2015 and in a variety of roles with the Junior League of Houston for the past several years.

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Section I. The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and its relevance to state and federal laws pertaining to privacy and security of sensitive data

Section II. Highlights of the December 2018 guidance, Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (“HICP”)

Section III. How HICP suggestions could have helped companies who were fined by OCR for HIPAA violations

Section IV. Colorado House Bill 18-1128: How it differs from the old law and how it relates to HIPAA’s requirements

Section V. Gearing up for California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018’s January 1, 2020 effective date

Section VI. Compliance take-aways