Prior to the holiday, the OCR settled its thirteenth enforcement action under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which involved a primary care physician practicing in the State of Georgia. 
Continue Reading No Signs of Slowing Down: The OCR Settles another Investigation under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

Covered entities beware: a timing pitfall lurks within the recently adopted rules prohibiting information blocking.  We have posted about OCR’s “Right to Access Initiative” and numerous enforcement actions taken to
Continue Reading Re-Setting the Clock for Responding to Individual Access Requests Under the Information Blocking Rule

Mental Health/substance abuse providers and providers treating HIV/AIDS patients are held to a higher standard when it comes to protecting medical records, requiring additional levels of consent and analysis prior
Continue Reading HIPAA Right to Access Initiative Targets Psychiatric/Mental Health Providers