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HIPAA Criminal Liability May Be Significant

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A recent decision serves as a reminder that violations of HIPAA may trigger criminal liability. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a former hospital employee is subject to HIPAA’s criminal penalties for the unauthorized access to patient records after he was terminated.  The former employee was sentenced to four months in prison, followed… Continue Reading