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OCR Proposes to Share HIPAA Data Breach Settlements With Victims

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OCR Proposes to Share HIPAA Data Breach Settlements With Victims

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HHS plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding potentially sharing HIPAA breach settlements with victims. The notice states that new proposed rules will be issued in November 2018 to solicit public opinion on creating a process for sharing a percentage of any penalty or settlement with those harmed by an offense punishable under HIPAA. Section 13410(c)(3) of the HITECH Act requires HHS to establish a methodology to distribute such monetary collections to those harmed.