There are a few interesting consequences for a health care professional if commits a breach of confidentiality, but I am just going to mention 3: - Criminal penalties to covered entities whom “ knowingly” obtain or disclosure individually identifiable health information in violation of the Administrative Simplification Regulations will face a fine of up to $50,000, as well as imprisonment up to one year.(AMA,2015). - Civil penalties to individual that did not know (and by exercising reasonable diligence would not have known) that he/she violated HIPAA faces the minimum penalty of $100 per violation, with an annual maximum of $25,000 for repeat violations and this is imposed by the State Attorneys General regardless of the type of violation. On the other hand, the maximum penalty is $50,000 per violations, with an annual maximum of $1.5 million. (AMA, 2015). - Criminal penalties to offenses committed with the intent to sell, transfer, or use individually identifiable health information for commercial advantage, personal gain or malicious harm permit fines of $250,000, and imprisonment for up to ten years. (AMA, 2015). 5. Identify and explain two exceptions to confidentiality in healthcare settings. One exception to confidentiality in a healthcare setting is when occurs child abuse, because is a harm to a person who is younger than 18 years who is not an emancipated minor. Child 3
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- Fall '13
- Health care provider, Connor, Caldwell, ASSIGNMENT HS