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avatar How Does a $16 Million HIPAA Violation Settlement Grab You? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has announced the biggest HIPAA violation settlement yet—that is, $16 million, smashing .. read more

avatar Hospital Patients Targeted in Scam: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Identity thieves have been conducting a telephone phishing (originally defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order .. read more

avatar First HIPAA Penalty for Failure to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) last week announced the first HIPAA settlement in lieu of a .. read more

avatar New California Breach Notification Law: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a California bill regarding breach notification, A.B. 2828, amending California Civil Code §§ 1798.29(a) and 1798.82(a) so that, .. read more

avatar New Sample BAA to Consider: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Because I have a number of current California clients and past ones who may be Premium Members, I have revised my sample Business Associate Agreement .. read more

avatar Illinois Joins California in Affording More Protection to Personal Information: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May, the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq., expanding the .. read more

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