HHS Fines Sentara Hospitals $2M Over Information Breach

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:53 PM EST) -- Sentara Hospitals has agreed to a $2 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a breach involving 577 patients' protected health information, the department said.

The not-for-profit health-care provider with 12 acute care hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina has agreed to pay the $2.175 million fine and take corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's breach notification and privacy rules, a Nov. 27 announcement from the HHS Office for Civil Rights said.

The fine came after HHS received a privacy rule complaint from an unnamed complainant against Sentara...

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