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Daily Dashboard | OCR issues HIPAA fines totaling $646K Related reading: Legal analysis of Iowa's new privacy law



The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced 11 penalties totaling $646,000 over violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Right of Access Initiative. The two largest fines issued were $240,000 and $100,000, both concerning lacking responses to patients' requests to access medical records. "It should not take a federal investigation before a HIPAA covered entity provides patients, or their personal representatives, with access to their medical records," OCR Director Lisa Pino said.
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