$800,000 HIPAA settlement in medical records dumping case
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OCR opened an investigation after receiving a complaint from a retiring physician alleging that Parkview had violated the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In
As a covered entity under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Parkview must appropriately and reasonably safeguard all protected health information in its possession, from the time it is acquired through its disposition.
"All too often we receive complaints of records being discarded or transferred in a manner that puts patient information at risk," said
Parkview cooperated with OCR throughout its investigation. In addition to the
OCR offers helpful FAQs concerning HIPAA and the disposal of protected health information: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/disposalfaqs.pdf
To learn more about non-discrimination and health information privacy laws, your civil rights, and privacy rights in health care and human service settings, and to find information on filing a complaint, visit us at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office.
The Resolution Agreement can be found on the OCR website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/parkview.html
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