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Resolution Agreements

Resolution Agreements and Civil Money Penalties

A resolution agreement is a settlement agreement signed by HHS and a covered entity or business associate in which the covered entity or business associate agrees to perform certain obligations and make reports to HHS, generally for a period of three years. During the period, HHS monitors the covered entity’s compliance with its obligations. A resolution agreement may include the payment of a resolution amount. If HHS cannot reach a satisfactory resolution through the covered entity’s demonstrated compliance or corrective action through other informal means, including a resolution agreement, civil money penalties (CMPs) may be imposed for noncompliance against a covered entity.

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Content last reviewed on July 21, 2016
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