NY Specialist Pays OCR $15K for HIPAA Right of Access Failures

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Office for Civil Rights announced it reached a settlement with Rajendra Bhayani, MD, a private practice otolaryngology specialist based in Regal Park, New York for $15,000 and a corrective action plan to resolve allegations of potential HIPAA right of access failures.

The settlement stems from a September 2018 complaint filed with OCR that alleged the provider did not provide the patient with a copy of her medical records, following a request to Bhayani’s practice in July 2018.

The access failure occurred despite...

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