Compliance with HIPAA can be complex. Examples of violations, or “HIPAA stories,” may make requirements more understandable. Here are some of those stories:

Nurse’s Licenses Suspended

In this case, a nurse took a list of more than three thousand patients from a former to a new employer. The list included patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth and diagnoses. The nurse asked for the information to help ensure continuity of care but did not receive permission from her former employer or patients to give this information to her new employer. The nurse admitted to the state nursing board that she violated HIPAA. The nurse lost her license for one year and was placed on three years of probation.


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