ACPM Podiatry, with offices in Peoria and Canton, Illinois, failed to provide a former patient with his requested medical records. In response to an initial complaint, OCR provided ACPM with written technical assistance regarding the Privacy Rule’s right of access standard and closed the matter. OCR received a second complaint from the same individual, alleging that ACPM still had not provided the medical records, after numerous requests. ACPM did not respond to multiple data requests from OCR, nor to OCR’s Letter of Opportunity and Notice of Proposed Determination. OCR issued a Notice of Final Determination and imposed a civil money penalty of $100,000.
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- Read the Notice of Proposed Determination and Notice of Final Determination