OCR Issues First Fine for Non-Major Breach

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights for the first time is financially punishing an organization for a breach of protected health information that affected less than 500 individuals. This is a new policy as OCR has previously limited issuance of hefty fines--and publicity of the fines--against several organizations following a “major” breach that affected 500 or more individuals.

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Comments (1)
Just think the end of life care this fine could cover. Nothing is secure and when is the govt going to admit it?
Posted by mackley | Sunday, January 06 2013 at 4:42PM ET
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