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How the DOJ opinion on HIPAA enforcement affects your practice

Physician Practice Perspective, October 1, 2005

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Has the tireless work you've done to protect your practice against privacy nightmares been for naught? Has the very agency that has sworn to enforce the regulation decided to give up the HIPAA fight? Lay your worry to rest; the Department of Justice's (DOJ) opinion on the enforcement of the privacy act under HIPAA is not an open invitation for individuals to wrongfully use or disclose patients' protected health information (PHI)-those with criminal intent will still face consequences for their actions.

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