Compliance

Are you HIPAA compliant? Late last year, members of the U.S. Congress challenged The Director of Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriguez, to step up the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He intends to put its Fining Authority to...

Republished from (https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/shasta-agreement-press-release.html) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HHS Press Office Thursday, June 13, 2013 (202) 690-6343(202) 690-6343 News Release Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has agreed to a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) investigation concerning potential violations of the Health...

This New Year’s Eve, I thought at times my neighbors were using a rocket launcher and several assault rifles to shoot up the New Year.  Lucky for me,  I spent the awake time to contemplate the outlook for risk, threat and security issues for 2012...

On September 8, OSHA issued a new directive about enforcement activity on workplace violence issues.  This directive (CPL 02-01-052) takes effective on Sept. 8, 2011 and is called Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Workplace Violence Incidents.  It details new procedures for the OSHA inspectors,...