Friday, March 14, 2014

County Government Settles HIPAA Violations

A Washington state county has agreed to pay $215,000 to settle potential HIPPA Violations. In addition the county will work with the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to improve its HIPAA compliance program.

While investigating a reported breach, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) found widespread non-compliance with HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification rules.

"OCR's investigation uncovered general and widespread non-compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules." - Department of HHS
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Sources:
(a) County Government Settles Potential HIPAA Violations - www.hhs.gov, 03/07/2014

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