Another State Announces a HIPAA Breach Settlement

December 20, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

In the latest HIPAA enforcement action taken by a state, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has signed a $75,000 consent judgment with McLean Hospital, a psychiatric facility, for a breach that affected 1,500 individuals.

The HITECH Act of 2009 gave state attorneys general the authority to bring civil actions for violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

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