HIPAA Violations – Ignorance of the Law is Not a Defense

In 1996 the U.S. Congress along with the Department of Health and Human Services passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which, basically “established a comprehensive and uniform Federal standard for ensuring privacy of genetic information.” Over the years there have been several changes to these laws, but the message remains pretty much the same; violations to the HIPPA will not be tolerated.

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