What constitutes a hipaa violation?

Answer HIPPA, which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law that is intended to protect patient privacy by safeguarding protected health information (PHI). Misusin... Read More »

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What is the fine for a hipaa violation?

The fine for a HIPAA violation depends on the nature of the incident--unintentional violations can get the smallest fine of $100 while willful violations always receive the maximum $50,000 penalty,... Read More »

Is it a HIPAA violation to email X-rays?

Under HIPAA, X-rays are considered Protected Health Information and must be protected. While X-rays can be emailed, they must be encrypted so that only the sender and receiver have the "key" that w... Read More »

How long must an entity keep documentation of a HIPAA violation?

Under the Security Rule of the federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), an entity must retain all documentation, including violation information, for six years... Read More »

Can Home owner association send a bill for the bylaw Violation without sending you the letter to correct the violation?

Read your governing documents to determine the process that the board must follow in this particular violation situation. There are violations for which there is zero tolerance, such as unattended ... Read More »