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    Denver area pharmacy draws penalty for HIPAA privacy violation

    Settlement with OCR highlights need to meet HIPAA obligations

     

    Reminder to pharmacies

    This recent OCR HIPAA enforcement action should serve as a reminder to pharmacies that are determined to be healthcare providers transacting electronically and that would therefore fall under the classification of a HIPAA “covered entity.” These pharmacies, like other HIPAA covered entities, are coming under increasing scrutiny by OCR, and to the extent necessary, they are being disciplined through monetary fines as well as required to undertake remedial corrective action to protect patient identifiable health information.

    Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, JD
    This article is not intended as legal advice and should not be used as such. When legal questions arise, pharmacists should consult with ...

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