By Mike Hintze, Hintze Law
Welcome to the fourth installment of our blog series focusing on the Washington My Health My Data Act. Having presented a general overview, a description of the scope of covered data, and entities affected in the first three posts, Part 4 breaks down the confusing language of this Act relating to effective dates.
As the My Health My Data Act is now law, entities must adapt quickly for compliance. However, what appears to be a drafting error in the legislation has created uncertainty around the enforcement dates of certain provisions. Although most of the Act was supposed to come into effect on March 31, 2024, for regulated entities, and on June 30, 2024, for small businesses, the lack of specified effective dates for some sections could see them activated as early as July 2023. This blog post will delve into this critical aspect of the Act and shed light on its full implications.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to delve into this topic and highlight additional blog posts examining other components of the Act and the critical issues they raise.