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This page highlights the continuing importance of secure disposal of paper medical records after Cornell Prescription Pharmacy agreed to pay OCR $125k and adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 07, 1905

HIPAA Settlement Highlights the Continuing Importance of Secure Disposal of Paper Medical Records

Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (Cornell) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  Cornell will pay $125,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program. 

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