Understanding HIPAA Privacy Violation Penalties
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is in place to protect patients’ rights and well-being. As a medical professional, you may be at risk of violating the rights of patients if you do not thoroughly understand all aspects of this important law. Penalties for violations are serious and can result in the loss of your professional license.
If you have been accused of violating a HIPAA regulation, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Contact the Texas professional license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995 to discuss your case with a member of our qualified legal team.
In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed which outlined the type of penalties that are given to people that violate HIPAA laws. Actions by those that did not know they were violating HIPAA may be less severe than others.
The incident or incidents that are in question will be reviewed and a penalty will be assigned depending on the intentions of the accused individual. Penalties frequently range between $100 per violation and $50,000 per violation with maximums between $25,000 and $1.5 million annually.
In addition to monetary fines, accused medical professionals may face jail time and the loss of their medical license.
If you or someone you love has been accused of violating HIPAA, you most likely have a lot of questions and concerns about your rights and professional future. Contact the Texas medical license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney.