OCR SETTLES CASES IN HIPAA RIGHT OF ACCESS INITIATIVE

HealthLeaders Media

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on September 16 that it settled five investigations in its HIPAA Right of Access initiative.

The initiative was initially unveiled in 2019 as an enforcement priority to support individuals’ right to timely access of their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Overall, OCR has completed seven total enforcement actions under the HIPAA Right of Access initiative.

The following five settlements were recently announced by OCR:

All Inclusive Medical Services, Inc. (AIMS), based in Carmichael, California, agreed to pay OCR $15,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In January 2018...

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