HHS Levies Civil Penalty for HIPAA Privacy Rule Violation – iHealthBeat

On Tuesday, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced that it has issued its first-ever civil penalty for HIPAA privacy rule violations, the Washington Post reports.OCR fined Cignet Health — a health center based in Maryland — $4.3 million for failing to provide copies of medical records to 41 patients who requested them from September 2008 to October 2009

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