As seen in a Healthcare Risk Management article, Gunster shareholder Bill Dillon was recently quoted on the recent HIPAA privacy rule settlements involving the Right of Access Initiative and breach reporting.
Dillon discusses how the Office for Civil Rights is making a stronger approach to ensure patients have access to their information as shown with the Korunda Medical Center settlement. He notes that hospitals and medical facilities do not have to have special software for patient information but should provide patients with the data in the format requested, if feasible.
Dillon is managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of Health Care law. He is also certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in the area of corporate compliance (CHC) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Section (CIPP/US). Dillon focuses his practice on assisting health care providers and entities to adhere to the complex regulatory requirements of the health care sector.
Read the full article: HIPPA Settlements Hold Lessons on Right of Access, Breach Reporting (subscription required)