The HHS Office for Civil Rights has levied a $650,000 fine and a corrective action plan against Catholic Health Care Services, a business associate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Such enforcement actions, with more than 30 others already imposed across the industry, are done when a HIPAA-covered entity or business associate of a healthcare organization is found to have substantially ignored the HIPAA Security Rule. In this case, OCR in February 2014 received notifications of a breach from each of six nursing homes that Catholic Health Care Services operated.

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