PHI Disposal

THE NEW HIPAA

HIPAA was recently amended to dramatically increase its enforcement.

  1. Mandatory fines for certain violations – including improper disposal
  2. Maximum fine increased from $25,000 to $1,500,000
  3. Mandatory investigation required for certain complaints – including improper disposal
  4. State-level Attorneys General are now in charge of enforcement in addition to continued HHS enforcement
  5. Mandatory Data Breach ¬†Notification of Patients and Authorities if there is a potential data breach ‚Äď including for improper PHI disposal