Office for Civil Rights

OCR Reaches $2M HIPAA Settlement with Calif. Healthcare System

The settlement comes after the healthcare system self-reported the potential disclosure of 31,800 people’s protected health information.

Read: Title IX Review Cites Campus Police Officer’s Sexual Assault of Student

Title IX Review Cites Campus Police Officer’s Sexual Assault of Student

The school’s response to allegations against the officer was one of several Title IX violations referenced in the agreement.

Ill. Health Center to Pay $5.5M HIPAA Settlement

The settlement stems from the theft of an unencrypted laptop from an unlocked car in 2013.

Read: OCR Enters $650K Agreement with Healthcare Business Associate

OCR Enters $650K Agreement with Healthcare Business Associate

The agreement also calls for the creation of PHI policies and a corrective action plan.

OCR Reaches Resolution Agreement with N.D. University

The university agreed to take several steps to correct the violations discovered by the Office for Civil Rights.

Read: Federal Government Backs Students’ Lawsuit Claim Against KSU

Federal Government Backs Students’ Lawsuit Claim Against KSU

The government’s stance counters claims made in court by the university’s lawyers.

OCR Reaches Discrimination Settlement with S.C. School District

The district was found to have violated Title IX by discriminating against a transgender student.

Occidental College Reaches Agreement with Dept. of Ed.

The school voluntarily resolved the investigation before OCR had completed its review.

Read: VIDEO: Lessons Learned from A HIPAA Violation and An Infant Abduction

VIDEO: Lessons Learned from A HIPAA Violation and An Infant Abduction

Today’s round up summarizes news stories from hospitals this week.

N.Y. Hospital Reaches $2.2M HIPAA Settlement

The settlement ends the controversy that followed the airing of a patient’s death on national television.

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