Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., will pay a $275,000 fine and implement a corrective action plan under a resolution agreement it signed with the HHS Office for Civil Rights following violations of patient privacy.
The resolution agreement and corrective action plan covers not just Shasta Regional, but 15 other hospitals owned or operated by parent company Prime Healthcare Services, which has 23 hospitals under its banner. The hospitals also must attest to their understanding of permissible uses and disclosures of protected health information, according to OCR.
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