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OCR Right of Access Initiative Bares Its Teeth

OCR Right of Access Initiative Bares Its Teeth

October 26, 2020 at 3:03 PM - Business Associates,

Last year, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a new initiative – the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative – as an enforcement priority in support of the right of individuals to timely access of their health records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule. As of this October, OCR has settled 9 enforcement actions against healthcare organizations for failure to comply.

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OCR Fact Sheet Clarifies Instances of Business Associate Direct Liability under HIPAA

OCR Fact Sheet Clarifies Instances of Business Associate Direct Liability under HIPAA

July 11, 2019 at 1:55 PM - Healthcare,

On May 24, 2019, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) – the arm of the Department of Health and Human Services that enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) – issued a new fact sheet clarifying the specific instances in which a business associate can be found directly liable for violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules (“HIPAA Rules”). As you may know, prior to the promulgation of the 2013 HIPAA Final Rule, liability of business associates could arise only under the terms of a business associate agreement.

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