OCR Settles with Psychiatric Provider for HIPAA Right of Access Violation

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced it reached a $25,000 settlement with California-based Riverside Psychiatric Medical Group to resolve a potential HIPAA Right of Access violation.

The resolution marks the tenth of the OCR HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which was launched in 2019 and designed to ensure providers are in compliance with the rule. The settlement is the seventh announced in 2020—including Dignity Health, NY Spine Medicine, and five other providers.

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