Texas Health and Human Services Commission fined USD 1.6 million

On 07/Nov/2019, Texas Health and Human Services Commission received a privacy fine of USD 1,600,000. The enforcement authority (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) has cited these legal provisions in imposing the fine on Texas Health and Human Services Commission: HIPAA/

Essentials

Date of enforcement action:
07/Nov/2019
Jurisdiction: Fine imposed:
United States Flag for United States, which is the jurisdiction taking enforcement action USD 1,600,000 (US$1,600,000)
Defendant company or entity: Industry segment:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Government /Medical /

Case summary

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has imposed a $1,600,000 civil money penalty against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (TX HHSC), for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules between 2013 and 2017.

TX HHSC is part of the Texas HHS system, which operates state supported living centers; provides mental health and substance use services; regulates child care and nursing facilities; and administers hundreds of programs for people who need assistance, including supplemental nutrition benefits and Medicaid. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), a state agency that administered long-term care services for people who are aging, and for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, was reorganized into TX HHSC in September 2017.

(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Applicable legal provisions

Enforcement information

Enforcement authority: Type of enforcement action:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Flag for United States, which is the jurisdiction taking enforcement action Penalty notice
Subject to appeal?
Not known

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Data Privacy Fines Index. (2019-11-07 09:25) Texas Health and Human Services Commission fined USD 1.6 million. dataprivacyfines.com. Retrieved from https://dataprivacyfines.com/fine/texas-health-and-human-services-commission-usd-1-6-million/

Entry last updated: 2020-01-12 01:03 GMT.