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STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL WADE FURTHER INTO HIPAA POOL

Posted in Business Associate, Enforcement

In 2009, HITECH gave State Attorneys General the authority to bring civil actions on behalf of their state residents for violations of HIPAA.  The HITECH Act permits State Attorneys General to sue in federal district court to obtain monetary damages on behalf of state residents and/or to enjoin further violations of HIPAA. Although trained by… Continue Reading