Ohio Medical Center Pays OCR $65K for HIPAA Right of Access Failure

by Larry Emmott on May 11, 2021

in Management,Security

From Health IT Security:

OCR reached a $65,000 settlement with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, after failing to respond to a patient’s request for access to her medical records, as required by HIPAA.

Source: Ohio Medical Center Pays OCR $65K for HIPAA Right of Access Failure

Many dentists and dental team members are not aware that HIPAA rules are not just about privacy and security, They also require us to provide records upon request. A dentist could face a HIPAA violation if he/she simply looses the records due to ransomware or a catastrophic computer failure.

Hat tip to Danielle Mckinley.

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