HHS publishes interim final HIPAA rule

Under the interim final rule published Friday, the following penalties for HIPAA violations will apply on or after Nov. 30:

# The minimum civil penalty is $100 per violation if the covered entity was unaware of it and, by exercising reasonable diligence, would not have known about the violation.

# The minimum civil penalty is $1,000 per violation for those that were the result of “reasonable cause” involving circumstances that would make it unreasonable for the covered entity to comply.

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