Date: October 01, 2023 12:44PM
There are also criminal penalties for HIPAA violationshttps://www.hipaajournal.com/what-happens-if-you-break-hipaa-rules/
"The minimum fine for criminal violations of HIPAA is $50,000. The maximum criminal penalty for a HIPAA violation by an individual is $250,000. Restitution may also need to be paid to the victims. In addition to the financial penalty, a jail term is possible for a criminal violation of HIPAA Rules."
" 1. Criminal violations that occur as a result of negligence can result in a prison term of up to 1 year.
2. Obtaining protected health information under false pretenses carries a maximum prison term of 5 years.
3. Knowingly disclosing PHI with malicious intent or for personal/commercial gain can result in a prison term of up to 10 years in jail.
4. There is also a mandatory two-year jail term for aggravated identity theft."