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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Price of Privacy

Ever since the HITECH Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d–5, here) toughened up HIPAA enforcement and Secretary Sibelius consolidated security and privacy enforcement in the Office of Civil Rights we have been anticipating a "statement" case. Maybe that day has come. In a News Release today HHS announced the imposition of a $4.3 million civil money penalty on Cignet Health of Prince George’s County, Maryland. [NPT]

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