OCR Settlement Highlights Need for Strong Social Media Policies

Published: 10/04/2019

Sources:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that Elite Dental Associates, Dallas (“Elite”) has agreed to pay $10,000 to the OCR and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Elite is a privately-owned dental practice located in Dallas, Texas, providing general, implant, and cosmetic dentistry.

On June 5, 2016, OCR received a complaint from an

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