Maximum Penalty for violation of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Rule is $11,000
The maximum civil money penalty that may be imposed for violation of the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Rule increases to $11,000 on November 23, 2009.
On August 25, 2009, OCR issued a direct final rule adjusting for inflation the maximum civil money penalty amount for violations of the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. OCR received no adverse comments and, pursuant to the direct final rule, the increased maximum penalty is effective 90 days after publication of the direct final rule.
View the Patient Safety Rule Penalty Inflation Adjustment Direct Final Rule - 8/25/09.