First HIPAA enforcement action for lack of timely breach notification settles for $475,000

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced the first HIPAA settlement based on the untimely reporting of a breach of unsecured protected health information.  Presence Health has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule by paying $475,000 and agreeing to implement a corrective action plan.

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Content last reviewed on January 9, 2017