Is a HIPAA Violation a Felony?

There are strict guidelines that healthcare providers must follow in order to ensure privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). When HIPAA violations occur, punishments and criminal penalties can be imposed on those who have the law. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing HIPAA under the: Privacy Rule Security Rule [...]

2023-06-02T12:17:01-04:00May 10th, 2023|

The Crime and the Time for HIPAA Criminal Penalties

Three people in Louisiana recently pled guilty to federal bank larceny charges following an identity theft scheme that resulted from the unauthorized release of protected health information (PHI) by an employee at a medical clinic. We all have heard about the fines assessed against covered entities and business associates who have violated HIPAA standards and been caught. Many may not realize that [...]

2023-04-06T13:59:30-04:00March 30th, 2022|