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  • In the process of doing research for a client, I stumbled across a copy of the Federal Register, dated Thursday, December 28, 2000/Vol. 65. No. 250/Rules and Regulations. A section in the Federal Register intrigued me. It states “Concerns about the lack of attention to information privacy in the health care industry are not merely theoretical. In the absence of a national legal framework of [...]

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    A $2.2 million settlement between The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) was announced on April 21st. The OCR sighted NYP for failure to protect two patients’ protected health information (PHI) from a film crew and staff during a filming of “NY Med”, an ABC television series without first obtaining [...]

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    Earlier this month, I briefly wrote about this second set of guidance for HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) released on February 25th, by Director Jocelyn Samuels, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This set addresses additional issues, including the fees individuals may be charged for copies of their health information and the right of individuals to have their health [...]

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