Exclusive: Interview with HHS OCR Director Lisa Pino

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

The Department of Health and Human Services has an ambitious regulatory agenda for the months ahead, as well as plans for strong enforcement of HIPAA violations, including those involving patients' right of access, says Lisa Pino, director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights.

Among the tasks on OCR's rule-making agenda is a request for information pertaining to the agency sharing its collection of civil monetary penalties, or CMPs, and financial settlements to individuals harmed by HIPAA breaches, Pino says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

"We will solicit the public's view about a methodology for the distribution of CMPs and monetary settlements, which is quite novel, to those harmed by a HIPAA offense related to privacy or security," she says.

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