No HIPAA fines, so far

June 12, 2006

Out of a total of 19,420 HIPAA complaints lodged since the medical privacy rule went into effect three years ago, the Bush Administration has imposed no fines and has prosecuted just two criminal cases, according to the Washington Post. The most common allegations included that personal medical information was wrongly revealed, information was poorly protected, and proper authorizations were not obtained.

No HIPAA fines, so far

Out of a total of 19,420 HIPAA complaints lodged since the medical privacy rule went into effect three years ago, the Bush Administration has imposed no fines and has prosecuted just two criminal cases, according to the Washington Post. The most common allegations included that personal medical information was wrongly revealed, information was poorly protected, and proper authorizations were not obtained.

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