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City Health Department failed to terminate former employee’s access to protected health information

The City of New Haven, Connecticut (New Haven) has agreed to pay $202,400 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.  The New Haven Health Department, among other things, operates a public health clinic that provides preventative medical services, including adult and pediatric immunizations.

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Content last reviewed on October 30, 2020