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OCR releases HIPAA security assessment tool

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2014

On March 28, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services' ("HHS'") Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") released a tool to assist covered entities

HHS announces pre-audit HIPAA surveys

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently announced that it intends to survey up to 1,200 covered

HHS settles potential HIPAA violations with county government

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

On March 7, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced aresolution agreement and $215,000 settlement with Skagit County

OCR releases HIPAA privacy rule guidance on mental health disclosures

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently released guidance about the use and disclosure of mental health

FTC announces settlement with medical transcription provider after discovery of patient transcripts on the Internet

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

On January 31, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with GMR Transcription Services, Inc. ("GMR") stemming from allegations that

HHS announces settlement with dermatology practice for potential HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rule violations

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2014

On December 26, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced a resolution agreement and $150,000 settlement with Adult &

HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline has arrived

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2013

Today, September 23, 2013, marks the deadline for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") Omnibus

HHS releases model notices of privacy practices

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2013

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"), in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator

Illinois AG targets health websites regarding online collection of personal information

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2013

On July 12, 2013, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that she sent letters to operators of eight popular health-related websites

HHS announces 1.7 million dollar settlement with WellPoint for potential HIPAA privacy and security rule violations

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2013

On July 11, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced a resolution agreement and $1.7 million settlement with WellPoint Inc