Cornell Prescription Pharmacy, a small, single-location business in Denver, will pay a $125,000 settlement fine and adopt a corrective action plan for failure to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule since its compliance date in 2003.

The pharmacy reached a resolution agreement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights after local media in Denver reported that paper records containing protected health information for 1,610 patients was disposed of in an open container on the premises.

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