Anchorage Community Mental Health Services will pay a $150,000 settlement fine and adopt a corrective action program for failure to substantially comply with the HIPAA security rule since its compliance date in 2005.

The settlement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, comes after malware compromised protected health information for 2,743 individuals. OCR in an investigation found that ACMHS adopted sample security rule policies and procedures in 2005, but did not follow or update them until after the breach occurred in March 2012.

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