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Gabriela Noreiga HMGT 372 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Assignment #1: Management Tools for HSOs to Comply with Patient’s Legal Rights Violation of HIPAA-Patient Confidentiality
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA was initially designed to ensure health insurance coverage for workers and their families in the event of job loss or transition to a new job. One of the primary goals of HIPAA is to protect and ensure the confidential handling of protected health information (PHI). The HIPAA Privacy Rule was created to “provide consumers with important privacy rights and protections with respect to their health information, including important controls over how their health information is used and disclosed by health plans and health care providers” (HHS, 2016). This paper will discuss the legal obligations that healthcare organizations has to its patients after a violation of HIPAA, involving a breach of patient confidentiality. Official Title of the Law or Laws Title II: HIPAA Administrative Simplification, Federal Statute, 42 U.S.C. 1320d. This provision of HIPAA is focused on the failure to comply with HIPAA can result in civil and criminal penalties (42 USC 1320d-5) and addresses violations of HIPAA (AMA, 2016). The HIPAA Privacy Rule 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164. This provision of the Privacy Rule is designed to secure legal protections to ensure the privacy of PHI without interfering with patient access to treatment, health care operations, or quality of care (OMH, 2016). Maryland state statue 4-302,

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