HIPAA Penalties

Now as a reminder, HIPAA violations are not something to take for granted. They are in place to ensure that practices and Covered Entities, as well as Business Associates, are following the rules and guidelines that have been put into place.


Your HIPAA violations and penalties are as follows. First, being unaware of the HIPAA violation, is $100-$50,000 per violation fee or fine, with a maximum of $25,000 fine per year. If you have reasonable cause that the Covered Entity knew of the violation, this could be a $1,000-$50,000 fine per violation, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.  If willfully you neglected the HIPAA rules with the violation corrected within 30 days, the fine for this is anywhere from $10,000-$50,000 per violation and a maximum of $250,000 per year. Now, if there is willful neglect of HIPAA and zero effort to correct the violation within 30 days, the is a $50,000 fine per violation and a maximum of $1.5 million per year.


These HIPAA violations and penalties are not to be taken lightly. You can be charged individually, as well as your organization, for any kind of HIPAA violation. Once again, ensure that you are taking responsibility and holding yourself and your team accountable in following the safeguards that have been put in place.