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Health Law Blog: County Government Settles Alleged HIPAA Violations

A small county in Washington has agreed to pay $215,000 to settle allegations that it violated HIPAA by failing to secure electronic protected health information. Skagit County maintained protected health information (“PHI”)...more

Health Law Blog: HIPAA Update: Don't Forget Your Photocopiers

Affinity Health Plan has agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations....more

Health Law: Hospice pays $50,000 for Failing to Conduct HIPAA Security Risk Assessment; Inadequate Security Policies

A small non-profit hospice in Idaho agreed to pay $50,000 to settle allegations that it violated the HIPAA security regulations. The allegations stemmed from a report made to HHS by the hospice after a laptop containing...more

Health Law Blog: Final HIPAA Rules Released

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long-awaited final rules implementing changes to the HIPAA privacy and security rules enacted in 2009 by the HITECH Act....more

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