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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas pays $3.2m penalty for multiple violations of Security Rule



Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, part of Children’s Health nationwide network,has paid HHS $3.2 million to settle charges stemming from multiple breaches involving ePHI and failure to comply with the Security Rule, despite notice of their shortcomings.Here’s HHS’s press release with a link to their determination:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) civil money penalty against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) based on its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and non-compliance over many years with multiple standards of the HIPAA Security Rule. OCR issued a Notice of Proposed Determination in accordance with 45 CFR 160.420, which included instruction for how Children’s could file a request for a hearing. Children’s did not request a hearing. Accordingly, OCR issued a Notice of...

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