Case Study Cvs Pharmacy

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Case Project: CVS Pharmacies Plaintiff: United States Health & Human Services (HHS)/ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Defendant: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Date of Case: January 16, 2009 Location: United States The media alleged that in several occasions between July 2006 and May 2007 CVS Pharmacy chains all over the United States were disposing protected health information in unsecured dumpsters that were easily accessible by anyone willing to dig in the garbage. The OCR and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) conducted their investigations of CVS Pharmacy’s compliance with the Privacy Rule. The HIPAA Privacy Rule guards a person’s medical records and other health information by requiring precautions to protect them. It applies to health plans, health
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