Summary Of HIPAA Violations

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All healthcare facilities have the duty to protect their patient’s health information. This is ensured through the Health Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (Health and Human Services (HHS), 2015). When HIPAA is violated, there are civil and criminal penalties that will be charged against the offender (American Medical Association (AMA), n.d.). The purpose of this post is to discuss HIPAA laws and penalties. I will also discuss the charges pressed against Dr. Zhou for violating HIPAA laws. HIPAA became a law in 1997. This law was enacted to protect patient’s health information in a healthcare setting. This was maintained through workplace compliance, anticipating possible threats, and ensuring confidentiality (HHS, 2015). Every workplace

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