Criminal HIPAA Charges for Respiratory Therapist

A former respiratory therapist was convicted of wrongly accessing individually identifiable health information by a federal jury on June 23 of this year. The charges claimed that the therapist was using the information to seek, obtain, or use intravenous drugs. The therapist, Jamie Knapp, age 26, was employed at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. Prosecutors allege that Knapp had been wrongfully accessing patients' protected health information [...]