The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has ruled, in I.S. v. The Washington University, that, despite the fact that the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not contain a private right of action, a state-law negligence per se tort claim may be based on a violation of HIPAA’s privacy rules.
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Violation of HIPAA privacy rules may provide basis for state negligence claim
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