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Access To Patient Data Even Without Knowledge of Illegality Can Still Lead to HIPAA Criminal Liability

On May 10, 2012, the Ninth Circuit heard United States v. Zhou, No. 10-50231 (9th Cir. May 10, 2012), and held that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) criminal misdemeanor provision, 42 U.S.C. § 1320d-6(a)(2), is not limited to defendants who knew their actions were illegal. The case arose out of […]

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