Minimum, Maximum Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

As the number of HIPAA violations increase, health IT consumers and providers should be extra aware of the potential penalties if one is found in violation of the privacy law.

Here are the minimum and maximum penalties for four HIPAA violations, presented by True Vault, a HIPAA compliance provider for startups.

Violation: Individual violated HIPAA but did not know.
Minimum: $100 per violation, $25,000 annual for repeat violations
Maximum: $50,000 per violation, $1.5 million annual for repeat violations

Violation: Due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect
Minimum: $1,000 per violation, $100,000 annual for repeat violations
Maximum: $50,000 per violation, $1.5 million annual for repeat violations

Violation: Due to willful neglect, but violation is corrected within a certain time period
Minimum: $10,000 per violation, $250,000 annual for repeat violations
Maximum: $50,000 per violation, $1.5 million annual for repeat violations

Violation: Due to willful neglect and is not corrected
Minimum: $50,000 per violation, $100,000 annual for repeat violations
Maximum: $50,000 per violation, $1.5 million annual for repeat violations

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