HIPAA Enforcement: Who Enforces HIPAA?

There are significant consequences for breaking the HIPAA laws. The HIPAA Rule is enforced through several methods. HIPAA is a federal law, which is enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This is the most common method of HIPAA enforcement. State attorneys general may also conduct HIPAA enforcement. How Does HIPAA Enforcement Work? HIPAA [...]

2023-09-06T16:55:24-04:00December 17th, 2019|

OCR HIPAA Enforcement Gets Serious Amid Growing Patient Complaints

Patient complaints regarding HIPAA violations have become more prominent over the last few years and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is now taking even more action to address these issues. With increased HIPAA enforcement, OCR is urging more healthcare organizations and their vendors to change their privacy and security policies to decrease the amount of complaints. HIPAA [...]

2023-08-08T08:50:40-04:00March 7th, 2019|